is one dog licking another dog's penis a sign of dominance or respect?
My 1 year ole American Bulldog licks my 7 year old lab's penis. Not all the time, but occationally. My lab doesn't seem to mind at all. Just curious what it means.
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This is an interesting question that you've asked. It means respect, and curiousity at the same time somewhat. It means totally different things with different dogs. I doubt that it means dominance, but it is possible. It also depends on if your dog is normally dominant, respectful, or curious. If you have any (good) comments or questions, feel free to contact me!
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Jet answered on 3/10/10. Helpful? / 0
It means, quite frankly, that there is probably some urine left over (maybe even dried) on the penis and that is just as interesting as if it were on some grass during a walk, or something.
It isn't really a sign of anything other than curiosity at the scent and unless it is really irritating to your lab, it's not really anything to worry about.
It's funny, but some dogs do this while others don't seem that interested. One of my dogs does this to the other, and not vice versa.
But it's really not a sign of anything else other than interest in the scent.
Jack answered on 3/10/10. Helpful? / 0