One of the best ways to teach your dog is to make it understand what you are expecting from him. Therefore, give rewards every time he does what you expect from him.
If your dog is already showing an inclination to kiss you, then that’s great! You can just take advantage of this behavior. But if he is not, then you have to teach him what kissing means.
To encourage your dog to kiss you, remember that dogs are usually great fans of body language and gestures, so use them! For example, if your pet licks his lips after licking you, just repeat the gesture. Your dog will certainly understand what you are doing and will do the same thing again to get more treats/attention!
If he doesn’t, don’t worry. Just try licking him on his nose or lips. He will most likely lick you back. That’s great because now your dog knows that it is bringing back a response when licks you.
If he kisses you on the cheek, you can also repeat this gesture to show that it brings a reward. You can then end your kiss on his nose or his mouth. Your dog will then come back for more! Remember never to punish your dog if doesn’t respond as expected, otherwise, you will scare him and he will not want to kiss you anymore.
Praise him when your dog kisses you on the cheek, nose, or mouth and gives him treats!
Teaching your dog to kiss can be just as easy as this! Once he understands what it means to kiss someone, simply continue doing the behavior every time you pet him. If he doesn’t understand at first, keep working with him until he gets it.
If you think your dog is ready to kiss someone else, like another pet or a family member (it doesn’t need to be you!) then that’s great! Just remember that you cannot force your dog, so let the other person give their consent first. And don’t forget to have lots of tasty treats on standby to reward your dog for his good behavior!
Can dogs learn to kiss?
Absolutely! The key in teaching your dog to kiss is to make it understand what you are expecting from him. If he kisses you, give treats/praise and do the same gesture a few times. Your dog will soon learn how to kiss on command!back to menu ↑
How do dogs know to kiss on the lips?
Dogs cannot sense the difference between a kiss on the lips and a kiss on another part of their bodies. As long as your dog is getting rewarded, he will keep kissing!back to menu ↑
Can you teach a dog to kiss?
Yes, it can be taught if they want to give kisses. The key in teaching them is to make them understand what you are expecting from them. If he kisses you, give treats/praise and do the same gesture a few times. Your dog will soon learn how to kiss on command!