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    DefaultSpeak dog? What does this mean?

    Koda and tuck often lay on the ground and lick each other's face.. wtf does this mean? usually it follows a game of bitey face.. they'll be suddenly quiet.. doing this.. bizarre?

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    No idea. Maybe they are just showing affection? Are they kind of grooming each other or is it just kind of a silly-play licking?

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    I think it is pack bonding behavior.

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    I thought it might be bonding.. then 2 hours later he growls at her because she touched his paws on the couch *lol* /nobody/ touches tuck's paws... omg.. he's such a big baby =)

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    If she is the one doing most of the licking then it is more of a submissive gesture.

    My Lab would do this little tongue flicking thing (just quick little "air" licks) when my shepherd was being a particular bitch to him. No eye contact and tongue flicking - very apologetic like.

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    Milly only licks her BFF Rosie. Usually it's followed by her trying to shove her whole head in her mouth in an attempt at bitey face with a small dog....
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    In Dylans case that would be trying to get food remnants - even just a little flavour even !

    I never feed him enough !

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    I don't know, but I like to see it as a sign of affection.

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    DefaultRe: Speak dog? What does this mean?

    My pugs both lick Cinder, and Millie cleans Ralphie's wrinkles every evening. It looks like she loves him so much when she does it. And he has such a guy look on his face, like he loves her enough to let her. Even though it kills him to get his wrinkles cleaned.

    So I always took it as affection.

    I love that your guys are doing that.

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    My 3 do that all the time to eachother. I always thought it was just kisses.



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