Dog owners question ??

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  1. 63dot macrumors 603

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    When I scratch my dog's stomach or certain parts of his back, his legs kick uncontrollably, is that normal or will it hurt the dog?
     
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Lots of dogs do this. Mine does when I scratch his stomach. It doesn't hurt the dog.
     
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    And when I tickle my fiance he laughs. Same thing essentially.
     
  5. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    Ah yeah, no worries. I can speak from experience that you can spend hours doing that to them and it has no adverse effects!:p

    Edit: Dog, fiance, husband, it's all the same.
     
  6. AlexH macrumors 68000

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    Completely normal. Doesn't hurt the dog at all. It's a fun gag too. :D
     
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  8. 63dot thread starter macrumors 603

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    Thank you everyone. I feel better about it now because my wife thought it was hurting the dog. :)
     
  9. scotty96LSC macrumors 65816

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    They also like that scratch behind their ears.
     
  10. bartelby macrumors Core

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    one of my dogs loves having his belly scratched and his back legs go crazy. :)

    The other dog prefers having between his shoulder blades scratched.
     
  11. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    When the dog grows up and humps you leg, just remember the moderators here .... :p
     
  12. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Mine used to do this if you scratched just below the ribcage on her side. And rubbing or stroking her back legs would make her stretch them out.
     

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