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Obsessive licking

Fedja is driving me nuts with his constant licking. It seems I can't interact with him without being licked to death! When I don't allow him to do it, he moves away from me and gives me his famous 'I do not agree with this' look . He then ignores me completely.
Usually I just let him lick my whole face, because he is not a cuddler, and if this is the only way to cuddle a little with him then so be it lol.
He looks so obsessive-compulsive about this. I even started to call him "my little neurotic" .
He is especially attracted to lick me when I put some cream on my face or hands. This I do not allow however!
Has anyone dealt with this behavior? Is this some 'hava thing'? What can I do to correct this behavior?

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I don't enjoy too much licking, and my husband does. My dogs have quickly learned which of us lets them lick. I started out letting them lick my face once or twice and then would say "no more," firmly. My husband does not. He gets licked all the time and I don't. It was easy.
I don't have to say anything to them now.They just figured it out, smart little critters

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Hi, My Zoey does the same thing! I like it she makes me laugh. My best licks are right after dinner.

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My dog does it constantly too. She will do it with everyone even strangers. I am not sure if it is a hav thing or not. My friend's hav will only do it every once in a while.
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I like it she makes me laugh.
So, then I'm not the only one with a big kisser . The part of the problem is that I like it too , but he just don't know when to quit. Sometimes i let him kiss and kiss and kiss lol, out of curiosity when he will stop. In the end I only get burning sensation on my face, and he still goes on . He wins this game every time
I luv him giving me kisses, but sometimes I would like to be able to hug him without him licking me constantly. It makes me feel like he kinda don't now how to relax in my arms.

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Does he ever fall asleep on your lap like when you are relaxing on the couch or chair? That is the only time Zoey calms down but she is still a wiggle pup.

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No, he is not a lapdog/cuddler, never been.

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What time is it there? its 7:20 am here

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4:32 PM, or 16.32 .

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Eli loves, loves, loves to kiss on the mouth - it's very European! When we come home he likes to stand on his back legs to kiss hello. He's like this with my brother's dog Lilly too. When Lilly comes over he spends hours (not joking) licking her muzzle.

My husband and I like different degrees of kissing. I'll allow a very light lick in greeting, my husband doesn't mind lots of kisses. Eli seems to understand and respect our preferences. You didn't mention how old Fedja is. This may be something he comes to understand soon too.
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