Hello, I am looking fro some help or pointers on a recent annoying "habit" my dog has started. I have a 1.5 year old male yellow lab. 3 weeks ago, he got neutered, and his anal glands removed. His anal glands were removed due to them not emptying themselves, ever. To the point of them having to be manually emptied by the vet once a week. His bum was raw from him licking at it within a few days of it being emptied. We tried changing his food, and different medications. Nothing worked. It was aLSO causing great discomfort while making bowel movements. So after 8 months of trying to resolve the problem we went with the route of getting them removed. Anyway, a few days after coming home from the vet, he started licking everything. Mostly my couch. We have cleaned the cover that goes on it multiple times trying to get him to stop. He also now licks his paws constantly. Almost like OCD, the vet and many other people said that it was probably because since he had his cone on, and hr coulded lick at his "boo boo" he was doing this instead. Now, for the most part his cone is not on, unless we can not be around it watch him completely. He does pretty good. But with his read end being shaved, I imagine it is itxhy with the hair growing back, so he occasionally tries to lick it. Those are the times his cone goes back on. Even with his cone off, he licks and licks and licks. Not even the same spot on my furniture. And will leave a huge wet. Spot, it is not only annoying, but kind of gross. I love him with everything I have, and he is literally my child. I would do anything for him. But no one can give me any explanation other than tell him no. I've tried ignoring it, thinking it was for attention. That hasn't seemed to work. He is on 4health grain. free food, because of allergies for food. And has been doing quite well with that since switching him last summer. Much less itchy, and that stopped his foot licking, until recently. Nothing else in his diet or treats has been changed. Does anyone have any pointers, as to what I can do to get him to Stop?