Understand why your dog licks people, as it can be a sign of affection, stress, or learned behavior.
Offer appropriate chew toys or treats as a positive alternative to licking
Teach your dog the 'leave it' command to discourage licking
Establish clear boundaries with consistent verbal cues when your dog starts licking
Redirect your dog's attention to a favorite toy or activity when they try to lick people
Refrain from rewarding licking with attention to discourage the behavior
Praise and reward your dog when they refrain from licking