Why does my dog lick where he sits?
Anal Gland Issues. One of the main reasons a dog licks at his buttocks is that his anal glands have become impacted or infected.
Rover may also scoot along the ground to help scratch the area because of the itching caused by the impacted glands.
A dog's anal glands normally expel a smelly fluid when he defecates.
Dogs also lick because they like the taste of an owner's salty skin and out of habit.
Mostly, with domestic Dogs, it's a sign of affection.
Licking releases pleasurable endorphins which gives Dogs a feeling of comfort and pleasure — like the feeling people get when they are biting their nails — it relieves stress.
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