Have you ever wondered: why does my dog lick my feet? For some owners, this behavior may seem odd. But licking is a perfectly normal behavior for dogs. They lick to communicate and to take in their surroundings. Bitches lick their pups to communicate affection and to provide necessary care.
Dogs do things that we might not love, and licking our feet is one of those things. We should never forget that our dogs are designed to communicate with others without using words. Communicating with dogs is like trying to learn a foreign language, only harder… because even the familiar letters are absent. Understanding why your dog does what he does is critical in maintaining your bond and growing your friendship. It makes you a better friend.
If your dog is licking your feet it could mean a lot of different things. As a dog owner it is important for you to understand the hidden meaning behind this behavior in order to strengthen the bond. An expression of Love: Dogs will lick the feet of those humans in the house for whom they feel affection. Studies have corroborated the release of oxytocin hormone when dogs lick one another.
Does your dog lick your feet when you put them up on the coffee table? Maybe he follows you around the house, licking your feet whenever they slow down enough? Some people don't mind this canine behavior, but it really bothers other people. And if it doesn't upset you that your dog engages in foot-licking, it might really annoy your guests.