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What is she doing ( is this a doggie cuddle? )

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Mr Kipling, Jun 15, 2010.


  1. Mr Kipling

    Mr Kipling PetForums Member

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    My dog loves affection and after sitting by me and being stroked will lay on her belly with her legs in the air inviting me to scratch her tummy. Softie that I am I succomb every time but the strange thing is she uses one paw to push against me, almost as if to push me away although she is clearly happy.

    I pointed this out to my wife as I thought she was pushing against me but my wife thinks it's the equivilant of a doggie cuddle.

    Have any other owners noticed this and what are your thoughts?
     
  2. Johnderondon

    Johnderondon PetForums VIP

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    One of mine does this. It's as if the act of bracing against something is rewarding. If I rub his tum while he's lying under the coffe table he will lift it up. :)

    Your wife may be correct. Dogs seem to get a lot more out of pushing than hugging (try pushing gently when your playing).
     
  3. francesandjon

    francesandjon PetForums VIP

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    Koda does this alot.......but I habe to remind him that if he keeps me at legs length I can't reach to scratch his belly....my arms aren't long enough!! lol
     
  4. Jackie99

    Jackie99 PetForums VIP

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    Mine was doing this today! I was laughing. :D Every time I stopped he nudged me for more tummy tickles but it was difficult to get at his tummy!! Hes a funny one!
     
  5. Horse and Hound

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    Rupert does this when I tickle his tummy.

    I hi-five him back!
     
  6. Patterdale_lover

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    All my dogs do it! :lol:
    They love it and i think they are stretching out :eek:

    Its cute
    My little terrier also wiggles about and snuffs when i tickle her belly
     
  7. Horse and Hound

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    Yip! Roo does that. And then attempts to bite me. :lol:

    It also makes me laugh how their legs go when you find their tickle spot!
     
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