Licking!

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wobble.gob
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Licking!

Post by wobble.gob » 19 Feb 2014, 20:25

Hi everyone,

My Ozzy is an excessive licker...and I don't mean to himself. He loves to lick to greet me and anyone else to that matter.

I bumped into the dog trainer who I went to when I first got Ozzy (I only ended up going twice :o ) and she says it's a dominate thing....really???!!!

To be honest, it did annoy me, and I almost felt insulted that she suggested that - but I have no idea if it's true, I can hardly imagine Ozzy begin dominate!!

Any ideas?

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Re: Licking!

Post by wobble.gob » 19 Feb 2014, 20:34

Oops...I meant dominant :oops:

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Re: Licking!

Post by suzi23173 » 19 Feb 2014, 20:42

http://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/it ... icking.htm
Quite the opposite according to this and common sense!
It's affection- pure and simple- surely? Xx
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Re: Licking!

Post by Helen & Rigby » 19 Feb 2014, 20:44

Rig is a licker and I can't believe it's a dominance thing for a second! He's as submissive as you can get! :D
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Re: Licking!

Post by MillieTheDoodle » 19 Feb 2014, 20:54

I thought it was the opposite too! Ozzy is just showing he loves you! Millie is also a licker and she knows her place, she isn't completely submissive, but she definitely knows that she's bottom dog.

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Re: Licking!

Post by DiSet » 19 Feb 2014, 21:29

Better to have a licker than a nibbler. This sounds dodgy doesn't it but you know what I mean. :oops: I always see licking as a positive rather than a negative. :)

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Re: Licking!

Post by Bid » 19 Feb 2014, 21:35

DiSet wrote:Better to have a licker than a nibbler.
:lol: :lol: :lol: Beautifully put!

That trainer needs to keep up to date! The whole dominance thing has been discarded many moons ago. These days we don't need to worry that our pooches are out for world domination, and can enjoy their snuggles (and licks) on the sofa with no worries :D :D
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Re: Licking!

Post by BEE BEE » 19 Feb 2014, 21:49

I was led to beleive that there licks mean effection. However when Ziggy and Bowie lick my feet and all in between my toes I say thats bravery. :lol:

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Re: Licking!

Post by Sasha & Pluto » 19 Feb 2014, 22:08

Whenever I sit on the sofa with my cup of tea Pluto tries to lick the cup :D
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Re: Licking!

Post by Ianto! » 19 Feb 2014, 22:17

I can see why you only went twice....! :lol:
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Re: Licking!

Post by thepadster » 19 Feb 2014, 22:26

Yes, nonsense. Some of these trainers are badly informed that's for sure.

It's nice that you're being licked to death but maybe if you want to stop or reduce it you could use the "off" command then reward when tongue is removed from person. However, if you're happy with it then happy licking Ozzy :)
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Re: Licking!

Post by Oscar2011 » 19 Feb 2014, 22:31

There is no shortage of doodle licks in our house, and all our visitors absolutely love them :roll: :roll: .

Oscar is a big loveable softy these days, so it's surely just love :) .

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Re: Licking!

Post by Oscar2011 » 19 Feb 2014, 22:42

Though someone at the park once told me that it's what dog's do to soften up their prey before eating. so beware of the man eating doodle. :shock: :shock: :lol:

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Re: Licking!

Post by beeeerock » 19 Feb 2014, 23:42

BEE BEE wrote:I was led to beleive that there licks mean effection. However when Ziggy and Bowie lick my feet and all in between my toes I say thats bravery. :lol:
(Heh, I sure hope Ziggy and Bowie are her dogs...)

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Re: Licking!

Post by mizmaz » 20 Feb 2014, 00:57

Phew. When you mentioned it may be dominance I started to panic a little! Lucy licks us a lot and has done since she arrived. Initially I thought it was because we were new to her but she does it all the time. I see it as a 'I love you guys so much' kinda thing.
I'm not a huge fan of dog trainers as our boxer was ruined by one many many years ago. After pinning our poor puppy to the floor with his hands round his throat(apparently the way to show dominance over a dog) he then had MAJOR problems with men! Aggressive to any male he met (apart from familiar ones). Noott surprising really.

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