Truth or Myth #3. Dogs lick your lips to show affection.

Yes…and no.  When a mother wolf returns to the den the pups lick her lips so they can eat what she regurgitates.  They also lick your lips for the taste of food left in your mouth.  Apparently, my Rat Terrier likes halitosis and ear wax ‘cause she wakes me in the morning licking my lips and ears.  Warning:  Allowing your dog to take a bone or other treat from your mouth is an imminent catastrophe.  A student of mine had extensive plastic surgery.  Shaking hands or rolling over is much safer.

 “There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” James Thurber

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