Here's how to inoculate ourselves against negative ones. Verified by Psychology Today. Canine Corner. When the Nobel Prize-winning ethologist Konrad Lorenz forced a dog to lie flat on the floor in a submissive position, the dog stopped struggling, went slack, and then flicked its tongue as if it was licking its lips or the air. While most dog owners tend to look at all forms of licking by their pets as being signs of affection, Lorenz recognized that in this situation the dog's behavior had a totally different meaning.
My baby is a 4-year-old Maltezer cross Toy Pom. She is constantly sticking her tongue out and licking at nothing. She stops when we ask her. She looks happy while doing it. Why is she doing it and do I have to be worried. What is the meaning of this behaviour?
Itching, scratching, biting, chewing. Some days your dog appears miserable as he digs at his feet, chews on his legs, or scratches endlessly at his ears. Excessive licking can be an itchy, habit-forming problem but there is relief! Learning the causes behind excessive licking and using four great methods to stop it will help your dog feel better and keep you from going crazy over the issue!
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