Monmouth New Jersey Dog Kennel
Something that we try to point out to dog owners that come into our Monmouth New Jersey dogis that one very common way a dog shows his affection toward his owner is by advancing toward them and licking their mouth. All of us that have have gone through this and the natural reaction to this behavior is to just allow the dog to lick out chins. Licking is a gesture of peace that indicates the dog is not a threat. Dogs usually do this with the hope of the superior (the owner in this case) does not attack him. Often time's that do not know a person really well do this. Some turn licking their owner's mouths into a habit, especially so in the case of that have a good relationship with their owners. This type of behavior was begins when puppies in their still wild state, lick their mothers mouth to get her to regurgitate the she had in her stomach. Hopefully this does not happen to you when your dog licks your mouth! Dogs that know people outside of their "family" greet their friends with their whole bodies. You will be able to notice if a dog is friendly by reading the signals he gives, such as if his body seems relaxed and not tense which is the way his body would look if he were showing an aggressive behavior. A relaxed dog's tail will wag from side to side and his facial expression will be a happy one and his mouth will be open and as if he were smiling.