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Old 02-13-2014, 10:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
JanaeUlva
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Most likely the dog wants your attention and you getting angry is just increasing the active submission appeasement behavior you are seeing as a paw lift, and maybe missing other subtle signals that go along with it. Active submission may also be identified as attention-seeking behavior: nuzzling, licking (including licking ears and lips), jumping up, paw lifts and pawing motions, “smiling,” teeth clacking, crouching, pretzeling, and play-bows. If it were me I would think about increasing your exercise playtime to see if that helps. Just guessing from your brief post, that your dog needs more interaction with you.


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