We all know that our doggy mates love to give us a lick every now and again but have you ever thought about why they actually do that?
It turns out that there are a couple of reasons why dogys give us a wee lick.
According to Victoria Stilwell from Animal Planet, you will often see puppies licking their mother's mouths. This is a kind of submissive gesture, which they carry over to their owners!
"The more subordinate members of a pack will lick the more dominant members and that's important in maintaining pack harmony," Victoria explains.
But that's not the only reason dogs lick. Dogs also defs enjoy the salty taste of your skin and you'll also be stoked to know it's generally a sign of affection too. They simply enjoy it, too!
Victoria says, "Licking releases pleasurable endorphins which gives dogs a feeling of comfort and pleasure — like the feeling people get when they are biting their nails — it relieves stress."
Even though it's sometimes a bit gross, remember that your doggy is licking you cause he loves youuuuuu.