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Why Does My Pug Want To Lick Me?

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Hello Everyone thanks for visiting.Perhaps you are wondering ” why does my Pug want to lick me? “

Many of us might find pug puppies licking a little disturbing. Our tongues are useful for eating ice-cream or licking icing sugar out of the bowl.We are not inclined to greet a guest with a long lingering lick on the face.

A pug uses her tongue to investigate her surroundings. As a matter of fact to a dog, tongues are as essential as our hands and eyes.

Even when Percy’s not licking the freezer, a toy, my face, or someone’s leg, he’s still likely to be sticking her tongue out at something.

Your pugs tongue serves a range of functions including tasting, expressing submissiveness, and letting us know that she values our attention.

So, if you are asking ” why does my pug want to lick me?” remember that licking is completely natural. There is nothing to be worried about. The odd lick from that warm, moist tongue on your hands or face is something that you can put up with. In fact, I usually find it sort of cute. Of course, she’s been taught not to overdo it. She’s a pug and has to be constantly reminded.

Pugs do tend to take things a bit far, and that’s when problems start. Nobody enjoys being attacked by a far-reaching, agile, slobbery tongue.

I have seen pugs even chase someone around their house, planting intermittent flurries of affection on toes, ankles and any place else they can reach.

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. Ben Williams

Why Does My Pug Want To Lick Me ? – It’s Puppy Love


Pug puppy owners will confirm the presence of dog drool on their clothing. There’s undoubtedly not much to compare with a gluey patch of drool on freshly laundered hems.When it dries, the physical evidence of your dogs affection is there until the next wash day.

When she plants in a lick on your ear from her vantage point in the back seat on the way to the dog park. Or jumps up and smothers you with friendliness when you come home from the office that’s “Puppy love.”

Pug puppies often lick when they’re feeling anxious. If her circumstances are causing unhappiness, she might display obsessive-compulsive behavior. This is where Pugs develop a habit licking you and themselves.

Why does my pug want to lick me? The dog is not receiving enough attention and exercise? Perhaps he/she is left inside for long periods when you are away at work.

Pugs need exercising and time off the leash were they can sniff, explore and run about. You might have to make a few life style changes to stop pug puppies licking.

Getting up a little earlier to walk her before work will certainly help. Spend a little extra time with her on weekends. Most of the time your pug puppies licking because she’s happy, loves you, and wants you to know right away.

How To Stop Pug Puppies Licking


If you want to let your pug puppy know that her licking is getting you down, a change of body language will get that message across.

Simply ignore her when you get home. She will soon begin to grasp that you do not like it when she covers you with drool, dog-food particles and scraps of dirt. Turn away when she licks. Get up and go into another room closing the door. Say “No!”

When you come back in and she starts licking again repeat the process. Don ‘t pay her any notice, turn around and leave. Tell her “No!” in a disgusted ” have you still not got it ” tone.

She will not give in too easily. You will most likely have to be persistent before she gets it.

A quick word : people often don’t mind pug puppies licking. When visitors or passers-by greet your pug and they let her lick them, you’ll need to intervene otherwise all your good work will unravel.

Explain what you would like them to do when if your pug dog tries to lick them.

One Last Thing


If you have a pug puppy and are used to being licked and would like to share your experiences with the readers please use the comment box below this post.

“When you feel lousy, puppy therapy is indicated.” Sara Paretsky

Bye Now

Richie S.


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2 Responses to “Why Does My Pug Want To Lick Me?”
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  1. Hoosier Veteran says :

    My pug Tazz is 2, and an active, affectionate, and utterly hilarious therapy dog. I’ve had dogs most of my life. I was a police K9 handler in the USAF. Never had a pug though. I’ve also never had a dog with such a range of vocal expressions, or with such a sense of humor.
    Anyway, regarding the subject here, Tazz has a ritual. When I come home from work, or from church, and settle in and sit in my recliner. Tazz climbs up on me and starts licking the heck out of my face, with particular focus on my nose, mouth, and mi-forehead as if it were coated in peanut butter (aka pug crack), even sneaking his li’l tongue into a nostril now and again. I wonder how his li’l tongue doesn’t get worn out.
    My wife thinks I’m nuts for allowing it. Yes, nuts, but not because of the affectionate dog (ha).
    I have come to accept it as his method of self-soothing , self-reassurance, bonding, welcoming me back home (because this is the only time he does it).
    Expert opinions abound regarding pug licking, but in my observation sometimes dog behaviors like this aren’t all that complex. Sometimes a kiss is just a kiss. …or lots of ’em. Why try to read too much into it?

    1. Thanks were all in tears here!
      There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
      —Ben Williams

      Richard S.

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