Here’s what to know about canine kissesBy Kim Campbell ThorntonAndrews McMeel SyndicationMany people love getting dog kisses. When dogs intensively lick certain areas, it’s often an attempt at pain relief. To lick licking -- if that’s your preference -- try these four training (or retraining) tips:-- Turn your face away when your dog tries to lick you. Gradually, you can add a cue such as “no kiss” or “no lick.”-- Teach an alternative behavior such as a high-five or twirl. The really hard part isn't teaching your dog not to lick, but discouraging other people from letting your dog kiss them.