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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-23-2009, 02:37 AM Thread Starter
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Pushes back when snuggled?

When she's being scritched while lying down, which she loves, my girl isn't happy unless she's pushing up hard against me with at least one leg.

Before I got used to it I thought she was trying to push me away, but that's not it at all.

Just wondered -- is this common? Didn't see it in my 2 previous GSDs.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-23-2009, 08:32 AM
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Re: Pushes back when snuggled?

yeah, max will either push at me with his feet, or headbutt me really hard. i call it his "hug"

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Re: Pushes back when snuggled?

Phoenix does the exact same thing to me. He was a rescue, so at first, like you, I thought he was pushing me away. After a while, I just figured out that just something he does when his belly is being rubbed.

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Re: Pushes back when snuggled?

Ruby is definitely a pusher/leaner. I think that is their way of hugging you. I think it's so cute- of course she loves to do it when I'm fully dressed for work and I have maximum dog hair accumulating potential.

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Re: Pushes back when snuggled?

My dog pushes me with her leg too. She will also grab one arm with her front paws while I am rubbing her belling. Like she is saying that she doesn't want me to stop.

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Re: Pushes back when snuggled?

my dog pushes with his leg when we're on the sofa.
when he jumps on the bed he curls up. maybe it means
"move over, i need more room".
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Re: Pushes back when snuggled?

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Originally Posted By: Northof60She will also grab one arm with her front paws while I am rubbing her belling. Like she is saying that she doesn't want me to stop.
Katie does this too... it's really sweet!

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