Why Dogs Lick Me and Nobody Else – Top 3 Reasons

Does your dog only like to lick you and nobody else? It’s most likely a positive sign and could be a strong indication of a dog’s care and affection towards you. It could, however, also be a sign of concern and strangeness if the dog rarely licks anyone else, especially if it’s people in the same household. Here are some reasons that may explain the behavior.

1. Your dog is scared or anxious

Some dogs may only lick one person and nobody else if most of their trust is with that person. The dog might be in a scary or anxious situation and licking the person for help. It’s a good sign that they are licking you because they trust you. It’s also a bad sign because they are stressing out. Licking is one natural way for dogs to soothe themselves.

2. You taste or smell better

Your dog might enjoy the scent or taste of your skin. Perhaps you sweat more than others, or you might be applying some kind of fragrance that your dog finds mesmerizing.

3. Your dog wants your attention

Your dog might have identified you as the best person to play with. The dog may only lick you and nobody else because he wants attention and is ready to play. You might also be the main giver of treats and toys. The dog has learned this over time and knows you are the main source of joy. Distributing the responsibility with other members of the household may encourage your dog to show more affection to others.

Disclaimer: The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional veterinarian advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a veterinarian when in doubt.


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