Why does my dog lick my ears?
Dogs are descended from wolves. Wild animals that live in packs or family units often have complex social structures and just as complex social behaviors to reflect that structure. Often grooming one another is one of these behaviors that helps give the unit structure.
- Dogs may lick your ears to thank you for all the ear massage or scritches you give them.
- Your dog may lick your ears as a way to show that they respect you as a valued and high-ranking member of their family unit.
- When you dog licks your ears they may just be trying to tell you that they love you and are comfortable when you are around.
- It’s no secret—dogs like to eat some foul things. As weird as it may sound, some dogs just like the taste and the saltiness of earwax. Your dog may like to lick your ears regardless of how clean they may actually be, because, for them, it’s delicious.
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PatMyPets Staff Changed status to publish January 7, 2022