Dogs communicate using body language, much like humans do. Take time and look at your dog’s body language cues to understand what they want from you.
Dog body language
Canines communicate using body language and a dog tail message can convey anything from happiness and confidence to fear and aggression.
Dogs lick as a way to communicate their moods, level of submission and to show affection. Dogs also lick to groom and to keep wounds clean.
Common reasons dogs lick include showing love and affection, marking their territory, healing a wound and relieving stress.