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why does my dog lick me for 10 minutes before going to bed ...

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why does my dog lick me for 10 minutes before going to bed every night?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Theresa replied 9 years ago.

Do you happen to use any lotion?

Would this before or after you shower?

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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
I do not use lotion and I don't shower every night before going to bed. He just licks and licks while I'm laying in bed watching TV with my wife. For the most-part, he doesn't lick her
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
I should add he licks any part of my body - totally indiscriminantly - hands, face, leg, toes - whatever he can (or whatever I'll let him). He will NOT go to bed before he gets his licks in. I can hide under the covers and he'll wait for me to come out so he can lick me.
Expert:  Theresa replied 9 years ago.

Most likely you produce more salt than your wife. And if you are more active then you probably produce more sweat. Dogs love the taste of salt. Not only that he has found it comforting to him to get his time in with you when you are in bed. Try a different time of day laying in bed and see if he repeats the same behavior. It is either for salt, comfort, or for him to express his like for you.

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