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Re: licking all the time

Posted by:  Leslie Hemsing
Posted on:  February 23, 2002 at 21:58:28

In Reply to: licking all the time
Category:   Behavior Problems
Posted by:  peggy hellis
Posted on:  February 23, 2002 at 08:54:52


: We have a new jack russel that is 6 months old. we have had her about 5 weeks. she licks us and our cloths all the time. is this a normal behavior. also since we have had her she has develoved some dark skin spots on her underside is this normal? appreciate any info as this is our first time with this active type dog. thanks peggy


Dear Peggy,

I've never met a Jack Russell who didn't lick it's humans but "all the time" seems a bit obsessive. I suggest you distract her with an appropriate chew toy or engage her in a game of fetch; if she is busy then she won't need to lick you.

I'm sorry but I can't tell you if her dark skin spots are normal without seeing them. It's best that you take her to the vet and get them checked out.

Please take advantage of the FAQs and the "Go To Ground" search engine available thru the Forum to learn more about raising your JRT.