Join Date: Jun 2020
Location: Vancouver, Wa
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Wulfin I love your posts, you are so funny! Weíve had the licking issue with Cotton for 10 years. We got him from HRI when he was a year old. His foster mom said it was a nervous habit and made him feel better. Even after a year he was still licking. We had ruled out every possible reason I researched except for the joy of it-and being bored. The problem with breaking the habit is that licking releases endorphins and it can become addictive just like humans and their drugs. Heís never chewed at himself just licked. However, it does remind me of my husband. He canít let his hair get too much length or he starts twirling it. At itsí normal length he ignores it but if he misses a an appointment the twirling begins 2-3 weeks later. Iím not calling Ed a dog, although in this house itís a high compliment😆
Ironically, Cotton started licking the couch last night so I sprayed Bitter Apple on it. Thank goodness for leather. Iím pretty relaxed and it takes a lot to annoy me but I really donít want dog spit all over our couches🤢 He still resorts to it occasionally but he passes Shamamamaís test of ceasing when he is distracted. I wish you glorious silence in the future-especially at 2:00 a.m.!