Dogs use licking to connect, communicate, and explore their world through their unique Jacobson's organ, from birth to adulthood.
Why the feet then? Human feet taste bad because they spend the entire day in our shoes. Why on earth would your dog want to kiss them when they are sweaty and smelly
Dogs, always hungry, forever hopeful for a taste, eyes fixed, patiently waiting for food, a constant companion in the kitchen.
Dogs may lick feet for the chance of finding food, as they enjoy the salty flavor. Unlikely to bite, but licking indicates their interest.
Dogs' curiosity often leads them to explore unpleasant things like trash. Licking feet can be their way of expressing interest. Dogs, curious by nature.
Dogs seek to please humans. When they see us happy, they repeat behaviors that caused our joy. For example, licking feet may make us giggle.
Compulsive foot licking in dogs can be a coping mechanism due to stress or underlying health issues. Changes in routine or environment may trigger it.
Prevent dog feet licking: Wear socks or use positive reinforcement training like clicker training for effective results.
Train with clicker: redirect dog from licking feet to chew toy, click & reward when successful. If not effective, consult vet for underlying issues.
Dog licking paws can indicate wounds, allergies, parasites, or dermatitis. Check for issues and address the behavior to prevent infection and inflammation.
Use socks/booties, Elizabethan collar, citrus drops, and positive reinforcement to deter dogs from licking paws & promote healing.
Dog licking feet not major issue, stop with positive reinforcement. Boredom may cause it, tire them with Runball Exercise.