Why do dogs run up to strangers and jump all over them and lick them?
No, this is not a troll question. I'm genuinely curious.
Everytime I go out, if there's a person walking a dog going pass, the dog - no matter what size - notices me and gets very excited and tries to run to me but is pulled back by their owner. Once a dog managed to let go of its' owner and ran up to me, jumping up on my legs and licking me - and the dog had never seen me before.
Are dogs more naturally trusting of strangers than, say, cats? Cats normally wouldn't approach strangers.
- AmberLv 52 months agoFavourite answer
I think it's just your experience as I get approached more often by cats than I do by dogs.
Sometimes you'll get a very happy, confident dog who'll come and say hello to everyone. Usually this dog has only ever had good experience with people so thinks everyone wants to love them.
- JojoLv 72 months ago
I am very sure that there are loads more dogs that DON`T feel the need to run up to strangers and lick them, than there are that do.
I think you are vastly exaggerating this issue.
Unless of course you smell like a prime piece of steak. 🤣🤣🤣🤣