View Full Version : Nibbling on Clothes?

23rd January 2008, 09:53 AM
I was just wondering if anyone elses dogs did this or what it means?

Bella nibbles on my clothes - she doesnt chew or put holes in anything, it's just a light nibble :cool:. I've never come across it before in any of my other dogs.

23rd January 2008, 10:44 AM
Both mine have that habbit and also they like to nibble skin.I think they are just grooming me a little:o
Silva does this to Elja alot when Elja is relaxed and you can actually her Elja moan from pleassure when Silva is grooming her like that :)
Let the pics spea for themselves :)



23rd January 2008, 11:36 AM
Cessa does it--seems to be a holdover from nursing (she did it together with a lot of other nursing behaviors when we first got her). She also licks clothes.

23rd January 2008, 11:54 AM
Jaspar still does this occasionally -- he used to do this all the time to Ambrose and Quincy (cats!) when he was a puppy but now only very rarely.

23rd January 2008, 12:06 PM
2 of mine suck and nibble the corner of tea towels i don;t have a whole one left :(

23rd January 2008, 12:41 PM
Perhaps it is a nursing or grooming thing then. It's very cute. She usually looks up at me with a look of bliss - like it's soothing for her. She does occasionally do this to my skin if she is over-excited. She is a major licker (Molly has the cleanest eyes going :grin:) and will lick anyone or anything :rolleyes:

23rd January 2008, 01:12 PM
Merlin will bite my cuffs etc when I come home, i think its someway of him telling me that he has missed me (of course Oakley couldn't care less once he has licked my ears clean!)

Joel's mum's lab bites the bottom of your coat AFTER he has been out for a walk - you have to shut the back door on him - get your coat off and them let him in otherwsie you end up with a ruined coat!

23rd January 2008, 01:54 PM
Both of mine, but especially Amber, like licking my trousers. I think it's a texture thing - I wear velour trackies in the house, and very often cords when I'm going out... Amber has always 'cleaned' Holly's eyes, and I'm tempted to think holly is now returning the favour since Amber's eyes are also clean. Never actually seen Holly do it, though...

23rd January 2008, 06:11 PM
my little angle always licks my leg after her dinner and at night she loves to munch on my slippers and my daughters dressing gown she also go a teddy cat and you can see the enjoyment when shes doing it to its really raggy now but i carnt bear to take it of her can i say love the photos of all the cavs really cuties:D hope to get mine soon:winkct:

23rd January 2008, 06:25 PM
I have a "licker" too. She licks all her stuffed babies and esp. her full-size bed comforter that she has 'claimed' as her own. I have to occasionally remind her not to lick so much as she gets started and keeps on licking! I had never seen a dog do this behavior either until Brea. I think it's a habit like biting your fingernails, etc.


23rd January 2008, 08:07 PM
Nina does the nibbling thing too!if you hold a piece of clothing of fabric tight shel go from end to end nibbling!like a type writer lol!

she also used to do this trick where shed nibble a knot and actually undo the knot lol.