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Why does my dog like to lick my ears

Why does my dog like to lick my ears

Why does my dog like to lick my ears?

We love to know how to stop our dogs from licking our ears! We know that dogs lick to cool off and clean themselves and it is a natural part of their life but some of the licking can be a nuisance and even dangerous.

It has been known to create a bacterial infection in the ears called ‘super infection’ and there can be further damage such as a permanent scar on the skin as well as an unpleasant smell that can keep them from licking your ears agn.

What is my dog actually licking?

If we look closely, we will notice a number of things that our dog is licking. Sometimes he might just be doing it as a natural way to cool off and sometimes he is just doing it to make a mess.

The most common thing that a dog will be doing is licking his lips, this is just a natural way to get moisture into his mouth and keep his mouth and tongue nice and moist. This is a great natural thing to teach your dog but we don’t want him licking the inside of his ears as this is just going to cause more damage.

Your dog may also be cleaning his ears by licking them and the skin of his face where he has licked may start to dry and crackle up. This is something that is normal for us to see on a hot day but we need to take action if we see this happening to your dog. We will be covering this further in our next article.

Is it just a matter of making them stop?

The answer to this question is ‘yes’ but the problem is that if you don’t stop them in the beginning, they will just get used to it and when you do stop them, they may do it more and more and will get used to it and may even think that it is just a part of their natural behaviour. It is a very hard thing to change your dog’s natural habits.

It is best to stop them when you see them first starting and then they will learn quickly that it is something that they should not be doing.

You can make it harder for your dog to lick your ears by putting your hands in your ears and making it more difficult for them to do so. You can also cover your ears with a towel or something else so that it is more difficult for your dog to get at them.

When you see your dog licking your ears, gently stop him and let him lick them for a few seconds. Let him decide what he wants to do and then gently remove his hands and let him do what he wants to do.

There is no point in making a fuss over it and letting him know that it is bad behaviour. If you want to teach him that it is not a good thing to do, just stop him every time and allow him to choose for himself.

Is there anything you can do about it?

Yes! We can do things to help stop them in the first place. We can make it harder for them to get at your ears by putting your hands in your ears and making it more difficult for them to do so. We can cover your ears with a towel or something else so that it is more difficult for your dog to get at them. We can also block them off so that you can wear headphones without them hearing it or the music.

If you can help us stop them in the first place then we can then stop them when they do it and make it clear to them that it is bad behaviour. This will save you money and stress and we can stop this from happening as often as we want to.

Your dog can lick the inside of your ears because they are an extension of your mouth. They have the same amount of feeling as a finger so they feel the same in their mouth as you do in your ears.

If you feel that your dog is licking your ears, stop him and let him lick them for a few seconds.

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Are there any benefits to licking?

It is quite natural for dogs to lick their lips, ears, nose and even their tl. We know that they do this to cool themselves off and that it is a natural thing for them to do.

Licking can be a nuisance for you but it can be a lot worse. It is a common thing to see your dog licking his own ears and if you don’t stop them in the beginning they will just get used to it and start doing it more. It is also normal for dogs to do this and it is just something that they do naturally so it is very hard to change it.

It is much easier to stop your dog in the beginning and show him that it is not a good thing to do and he should learn from you rather than letting him do it for hours on end and letting it become a habit.

Are there any downsides?

There are a few downsides to our dogs doing this. It can cause more damage if they are licking the inside of the ears and it can even make them sick.

It can also be very distressing to you because it can make you feel like your ears are crawling. There is a great chance that you will be putting lotion or oil in your ears to stop them itching or you may use Vaseline which is not a good idea because it is not food and will not have any effect on your ears.

You could also find that your dog is licking the inside of his ears with his tongue. He may just be doing it as a natural thing to do or he could be trying to make a mess in your ear. Either way, it could be a very unpleasant thing to see.

Does it affect their ears?

Yes! Your dog can lick the inside of his ears and it can cause more damage or be an unpleasant thing to see. You should try to teach your dog not to lick your ears at all because it is not a good thing to do.

You may see your dog trying to lick his ears and you may need to show him that it is not a good thing to do


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