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View Poll Results: Do you let your dog lick you?
Yes, I let Fido lick me where ever he or she wants! 41 46.59%
Yes, I let Fido lick me, but not in the face or certain areas. 33 37.50%
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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-09-2010, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
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Do you let your dog lick you? If you do, do you put limits on the licking (no mouth or face licking) or it just doesn't matter where your dog licks you?

I have let my past dogs lick me. Hands and legs, but I'm just not into letting a dog lick your face. Just thinking about it reminds me of this commercial in which a woman came home and her dog licked her in the face after drinking out of the toilet.
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-09-2010, 01:32 PM
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my dog will lick wherever he feels like it,
if my dog is going for the face i turn my
face and let him lick my cheeks.
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post #3 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-09-2010, 01:44 PM
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I let my dogs lick me, but not a lot. I find it really annoying sometimes when they lick at my legs or feet. Especially Arlo, the food obsessed lab needs to lick everything he sees to make sure he's not missing something edible. I don't mind mild licking, but they need to lay off because sometimes it just feels gross, or I'm not in a licking mood, lol.


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post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-09-2010, 03:29 PM
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yup, licking with a modicum of temperance.
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post #5 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-09-2010, 04:31 PM
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I let Kaid lick me but he is not a big licker, he usually gives very polite kisses. My boxer on the other hand will soak you in slobber any given chance....which can be a little much.

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It's dangerous to laugh too near them if they are happy it can get you a wet tongue in the mouth
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post #7 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-09-2010, 06:33 PM
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I don't let Nash lick me, but he does, a lot. We have been very unsuccessful in teaching him to control to his tongue . . . we have pretty much given up on it. He tries to make out with everyone he meets too, I have to warn people before they go to pet him. The way he does it reminds me a lot of a puppy submitting to older dogs, obnoxiously licking their mouths/faces.

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post #8 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-09-2010, 11:34 PM
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Cheeks are ok but I don't do licking my mouth but occasionally they sneak one in.

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post #9 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-10-2010, 07:22 AM
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Ah, I see I'm not the only one with a French kisser!

The licking thing is part of a dog's natural behavior, one that I don't discourage. In making our dogs polite members of our human world, we have to suppress so many of the other, less appropriate behaviors. I feel like licking is a rather benign, if sometimes icky, socially acceptable behavior

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post #10 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-11-2010, 07:09 AM
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They're dogs, they I don't have any problem with's not like they're licking INSIDE of my mouth
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