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|12-26-2011, 06:06 PM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Slidell, louisiana
Blog Entries: 1
Mylee is 1 yr. She licks our feet, faces, ears, all over. It gets annoying. What's up with that? Is it just kissing or is she missing something in her diet?
Tracey & Mylee
|12-26-2011, 06:34 PM||#2|
♥ Maximo and Teddy
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern Virginia
She loves you! Max went through a stage like that and then quit. The only time he licks now is when I am trying to comb him and he smells the soap on my hands. I tell him, "no licky licky" and he quits.
Kristin, Max and Teddy
|12-26-2011, 08:28 PM||#3|
♥ Chip ♥ Smokey ♥
Join Date: Mar 2007
Chip is like this and he's unstoppable. He's licking my feet right now, which is a nightly ritual for him. He won't sleep without licking my feet.
~*~ Chip ~*~ Smokey ~*~
My heart is wrapped around their little paws
Karley Marissa born 1/20/12 weighing 8 lbs 11 oz and 21.5 inches long
|12-27-2011, 10:04 PM||#4|
Donating Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: WA state
I've read it is a submissive behavior. I had to teach Dori, "no lick", as it was getting annoying. She is much better now, at 18 months, but still manages to sneak a couple in at times.
Suzi & Dori
Vicki, Meggie, Snookie, Peach
|12-27-2011, 11:18 PM||#5|
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Join Date: Jun 2005
Blog Entries: 57
Jillie failed her therapy dog test the first time for just that -- excessive licking! I'd never discouraged it because it doesn't bother me, but I can see why they wouldn't want a dog licking people in a hospital setting.
So I just addressed in like I would anything I teach her. She got rewarded for no licking. I'd put my hand out, she'd like, and I'd say No Kisses. As soon as she heard the word 'no' she stopped, and that's when I rewarded her with a treat.
Eventually I got to the point where I could tell her No Kisses and them put my hand out right in front of her. If she refrained, she got a treat.
It hasn't totally stopped her from licking, but at least now I can control it. And she passed the therapy dog test a few months later on her next try.
Mike ~ Doting Dad to Jillie, Harper, Eddie (RIP), Lucy (RIP), Rusty (RIP) and Jack (RIP). Check us out on YouTube