You Asked: ‘Why Is My Dog Doing THAT?’

When She Licks Her Lips

Vets and dog trainers came up with the phrase ‘calming signals’ when referring to dogs licking their lips. Generally, it can also be a gesture of appeasement, intended to alleviate a person or other animal they consider a threat.


So, if your dog is ever licking her lips, it’s not because she’s hungry! You might want to make sure she feels safe and comfortable since she’s trying to ward off aggression. Of course, a little bit of food can work, too!

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