Thank you all for your suggestions and thoughts. We just took her to the vet last month for a check up and because her ears were hurting. The vet said that she had ear mites because the cat had it first. We have been transitioning her to a raw diet and now she is only eating this. I think her stomach is no accustomed to the diet and she is doing really well. She weighs 70 lbs. So I think she is on the lighter side but she is not showing ribs just looks lean. I work two jobs and my girlfriend and I try to do our best to have social interactions with her and other dogs. She loves humans but sometimes she will bark at certain dogs. At about 1 year old she started to give little yelps and cries after long walks or intense running for a tennis ball so we started her on glucosamine and it was working for a while. However as an added precaution we started to use cannabis oil for her hips and joints. We also have been using this as a training tool as it calms her down and is more responsive to our voices. I have been using the watch me command and the look command and she gets it but we are working on length of time now. I would say she is a nervous dog and anxious which may come off as aggressive. I am not giving my dog pot brownies so please don't be rude I accept all constructive criticism as that is the way we all learn in my opinion. I observe her because she is so beautiful and I love watching her interact with our kitty. She also will have her left leg shake when she is really excited or when she has high energy and the vet says that it is anxiousness. I would love to continue the conversation as Athenalove you sound well versed and very knowledgeable about dogs and behavior. May I ask what line of work you are in?More about lip licking in dogs.... could indicate nausea or pain or dehydration. Especially when paired with excessive swallowing or gulping.
Here is an excerpt from a helpful online article discussing lip licking in dogs... lots more info on the website link below.
Why Does My Dog Keep Licking His Lips Excessively?
Adrienne Janet Farricelli
Adrienne is a certified dog trainer and behavior consultant, former veterinarian assistant, and author of "Brain Training for Dogs."
1. Your Dog May Be Nauseous
If you dog is licking and swallowing, then she is most likely nauseous. The feeling of nausea makes her drool, and she may lick her lips and swallow to get rid of excessive saliva. She may also eat grass, which is a natural way for dogs to make themselves vomit. Licking and gulping may mean your dog ate something that didn’t agree with her stomach, or, worse, something toxic. If you don't think your dog has eaten any of the toxic foods on this list, then try these home remedies for vomiting and vet-approved remedies for an upset stomach. If vomiting or nausea continues for more than 24 hours, see a vet immediately. It may be a critical medical condition or a sign of poisoning.
What Does It Mean When My Dog Keeps Licking His Lips?
Dogs will lick their lips non-stop as an appeasement gesture when feeling threatened, anxious, or nervous, or when they experience a health-related problem, such as nausea, oral discomfort, allergies, or internal pain.
Why Is My Dog Constantly Licking Its Lips?
According to veterinarian Dr. Katie Grzyb, dogs who keep licking their lips for no reason are most likely feeling nauseous, have allergies, or are dehydrated. Constant lip licking and smacking can also be caused by abnormal medical conditions or learned behaviors.
If you notice this behavior when you scold your dog or when he is at the vet or in some other uncomfortable situation, then lip licking is a stress response.
Turid Rugaas, a Norwegian dog trainer and behaviorist, came up with the term "calming signal" to refer to lip licking that is instigated by stress, fear, or confusion. Your dog licks his lips as a way of saying, "I feel threatened or nervous. Please go away." Of course, this behavior can start as a stress response, but over time, it can turn into an obsessive habit, similar to nail biting in humans.
10 Reasons Why Your Dog Keeps Licking His Lips
A calming signal
Swallowed a foxtail
Licked a toad
Sign of Pain