Reasons You Might Not Know Why Does a Dog Lick Your Face


You may have wondered why pups lie on you or why dogs lick their noses but have you ever wondered why does a dog lick your face?

Our pups usually show undying love and loyalty through non-verbal communication. This includes barking, wagging, and licking – you know the drill. And your face is not exempt from this.


They’re Craving Attention

They just aren’t able to communicate verbally, so they instinctively ask for what they need in various other ways.


They’re Tasting You

Your doggie likes the taste of your skin the same way they would want to lick a salty bone or anything interesting tasting, for that matter.


They’re Navigating Their Environment

Bear in mind that dogs use their, sometimes overbearing but necessary, licking and sniffing to navigate their environment.


Following Instinct

Our beloved tail-waggers are often licking our faces because of an instinct passed on in their DNA.


They’re Grooming You and Themselves

A dog licking your face, or any part of your body for that matter, can also be part of grooming. So if you don’t mind the slobber then enjoy the TLC from them.

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