MY husband wanted me to ask and see if anyone knew why he did this? He use to try to do this to me but i didnt let him and now he doesnt try. A lick here and there on my check when im carring him but not like what he does to the kids or my husband mostly. He goes crazy just to get to their face to lick , he will lick for a hour if you let him.LOL Its funny i always tell my husband he thinks your dirty and you need a bath. Why do dogs do this? Is he cleaning him? or giving him love? As soon as my husband comes threw the door Bentley is on top of him trying to lick his face. Of coarse at first my husband thought it was cute, not it irriates him but i told him from day one you let him do it hes going to want to do it forever, and now thats the point were at now. He lets him do it and then gets it over and done with..LOL Bentley isnt mean about it at all he just licks his face and eyes , i thought maybe it was the facial hair thing? But also will do it to the kids to, but they dont really let him do it anymore. Hes done this from the day we got him. I just stoped him right away from doing it to me, Now my husband is paying the price for letting him do it all the time. Its like before Bentley goes to bed he attacks my husband to lick his face. IS this a puppy thing? I know my husband needs to stop letting him do it, believe me hes the soft one in the family when it comes to the pets. Any one know why Bentley does this? hes 4.5 months old.
We're going through this right now, too. Interesting... I don't and never did allow Mason to lick my face, but DH started letting him do it and now that's all Mason does is lick his face. DH thought it was cute at first and now it's annoying him. Go figure... He never listened to me when I told him not to let Mason do it, now he can't get Mason to stop licking his face.
LOL same thing here, From the start i never let Bentley lick my face and everyone else oh it was so cute that he did that. Now they are the ones that get mauled by a 4 pound fur ball. I was thinking it was the salt or something to. Its like he goes crazy to get up to my husbands face to lick it..LOL Now im sure he listened to me when i told him not to let him do it. Well at least he gets his face washed a few times a day . My husband says hes cleaning the sleepys out of his eyes.LOL hes a dork. So its gotta be a puppy thing, i just didnt know if it ment something like they were giving you love or kissing you, or god forbid trying to mate with you.. hehe i didnt think that you never know. So hopefully he will out grow it. And when we got him he did the same thing to me but i just kept telling him no and now he knows momma dont like that. If dad was only smart enough to listen
Puppies will jump up to their Mother's mouth to encourage regurgitation of food. Most have seen shows on Wolves. The parents come back to the den from an outing, and the puppies rush them and lick their mouths in hopes for a meal. Technically, our dogs have been domesticated over thousands of years to be and act like puppies. So in the beginning a puppy will lick their owners face, and the owner will reward the behavior by laughing or touching the puppy, so they continue to do it. And when something is allowed to continually happen early in life it becomes a deep rooted habit. This is also part of jumping up on people, they jump up to at first get close to the face/mouth, after a while they do it because they get touched or talked to when they jump up on people, and it becomes a habit as well, because they are rewarded for doing it. So the puppy is totally normal.
I never heard of such a thing, i really dont think there is anything medically wrong with my husbands face..LOL Bentley just loves to lick his face, I do think its a habbit that has been formed since ken, my husband thinks well thought it was funny and cute and would laugh and play with him when he does this. So after reading the last post to my question i bet it does have something to do with him wanting attention from my husband and knows thats how he gets it when he licks his face. I just didnt know if this was his way of giving love and kisses to him, like why is he so persistant on doing it? It is funny to see tho. And when we first got Bentley i use to let him do it and it tickled so i laughed and sqeeled like a school girl and he would do it more, but that wore off with in the first week or so.. LOL Just like Bentley doesnt beg food from me at all, i can eat right in front of him he will look at me and go to his bed and sleep. Now my husband gets something and Bentley is all over him and wont leave him alone. And its because dad will share his ice cream with him and give him food even tho again i tell him not to or hes going to beg. So really these things hes doing is because ken is letting him get away with this stuff. Its funny he doesnt do it to no one else but dad, he knows hes a push over. LOL smart boy