Reasons Why Does My Puppy Lick Me So Much

It turns out there are several reasons for dogs licking their humans. Most of them are positive reasons, though one or two might require your attention and sometimes some action.

Let’s take a dive into what makes puppies lick you (and probably everything else they come across).

Greetings, Human!


Licking is a manner of greeting for dogs. You’ll notice tail wagging, excitement accompanying it, and sometimes lots of jumping around.

Love and Affection


A biological reaction to this feeling is the release of dopamine and various endorphins that just feel good. In a sense, the licking triggers these feel-good chemicals and brain states.  

Are You OK With the Feelings?


Puppies might instinctively pick up on emotional aspects of your behavior. Similarly, they might do the same when they themselves are feeling sad or lowly.  

May I Have Your Attention, Please?


Humans cannot ignore being licked, so it’s a convenient coincidence that something pups love doing rewards them with something else they love — attention!

All in Good Taste


Here’s something you may feel awkward about. Humans generally taste good to dogs. Of course, some taste better than others, especially after they’ve been working out or eating.

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