It can be confusing to see a male dog licking a spayed female dog. While licking is a common behavior among dogs, it can sometimes leave a dog owner wondering why it happens, especially when directed toward a spayed female.
So, why does a male dog keep licking a spayed female dog?
Let’s look at the reasons behind a male dog licking a spayed female dog and what you can do about it.
Here’s why your male dog keeps licking spayed female dog
A male dog may keep licking a spayed female dog in an attempt to mate with her due to a residual scent from the female still attracting the male dog, a display of dominance or submission, attention seeking, boredom and grooming behavior.