From a Reader Why at times does our female pit-bull want to lick us excessively, then try to hump? Shannon Says Dog licking is very natural. There's several reasons why our pets do this It is more likely a display of dominance if your dog growls at you when you try to make her stop licking.
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Adrienne is a certified dog trainer, former veterinary assistant, and the author of "Brain Training for Dogs. One day, out of nowhere, your dog suddenly starts continuously licking his lips as if he had some peanut butter on his nose. As the smacking persists, your dog starts looking uncomfortable. Perhaps he also tries to lick the carpet or the floor, or he may lick the air as though he were attempting to get rid of something. He may be drooling, too—more than usual. You look at your dog's nose, gums, and teeth, and all seems normal, yet the behavior continues. What could it be?
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Could he have a nervous tic or obsessive-compulsive disorder? Is it just a bad habit? How do I get him to stop? Many breeds, including Jack Russell terriers, are predisposed to atopic dermatitis, which is caused by allergy to such environmental triggers as pollens, molds, grass and dust mites. Some have recurrent ear infections.
Is your dog licking excessively and constantly? Does he lick people and faces? Are you wondering: Why do dogs lick?