Have you ever come home from work, take off your shoes and socks, and relaxed on the couch only to have your dog snuggle up to your legs and begin licking your feet? This odd and uncomfortable behavior may be one you want to train out of your dog, but before you do, you should know why your pet is licking your feet. Dogs look at your family as their pack and their owner s as the pack leader. Dogs who are naturally more submissive will demonstrate their submissiveness to the pack leader by licking their feet. Your dog is happy in this role and feet licking is part of how they show you. Dogs get to know the world around them through the millions of receptors in their mouth and nose.
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. Dogs lick things for a few reasons.
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.