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07-01-2014 06:13 PM
Lilie Hondo enjoys a good butt scratching and scratching around his eyes. He'll tolerate being pet, but if it doesn't serve his needs, he'll walk away.
07-01-2014 04:56 PM
Thesilentone My dog will check in sometimes just to be petted but half the time is too busy playing and running around to really cuddle. He really likes to have his butt scratched for some reason and will just stop to have that done.
07-01-2014 01:51 PM
scout172 Scout loves to be petted. He sits on your feet and won't let you move if he wants to be petted and you don't pet him.
07-01-2014 01:05 PM
Originally Posted by arctic View Post
Just curious -- does your GSD puppy like being petted?

I have a 3.5 month old female and while she seems to enjoy getting a rub down by me once in a while, it only seems like she tolerates.

With anyone else, including family members, she'll either let them do it for a few seconds before walking away, or just walks away without even letting them pet her.

As part of socialization, I've fed her treats when she allows people to pet her. As a result, she now seems to seek people out for a quick pet during our walks, then looks to me for a treat.
My boy nevered Liked to be petted. He is now starting to like it only on his chest and belly. But you can't do it for long before he will try to start biting. He is 21 weeks now. Imo they start to like it more when they start getting older.

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07-01-2014 10:12 AM
Galathiel My male doesn't really care about attention/petting. He REALLY doesn't appreciate if I try to stop and pat while we're playing ball outside. Sometimes, he will rub like a cat along the couch to solicit a scratch, especially above his tail and thighs, but really does not care for head pats. He tolerates muzzle kisses fine, though. *grin*
07-01-2014 03:27 AM
Alice13 Alice loves belly rubs. She would ask us for it everyday.

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07-01-2014 02:27 AM
megansha Pearl LOVES attention/snuggling/being pet. I think I probably contributed, because I cuddled her like crazy when she was really little (she's 7mo now). It doesn't bother me a bit, I love it, especially since it's just me and her. I ask her to "come snuggle" and she'll jump into bed and curl right up for a belly rub.
06-28-2014 04:36 PM
Msmaria Dexter didnt like too much hugging and petting as a pup. Around 8 months he became more affectionate. He loves on me and my daughter but mostly he just sticks his head under our hand, under arms and between legs when he wants a pet. He loves tummy rubs now that hes older but only from family. He doesnt care for anyone else to pet him. He will leave if they try. Hes also not a big tail wagger, never been. He only wags first thing when I get home. Hes the only dog in the house that doesnt cuddle on my bed at night. He prefers to sleep on his own bed or outside in the livingroom.
06-28-2014 03:17 PM
misslesleedavis1 Sometimes i hate the fact that my guys dont really enjoy a good snuggle and pat, however they seem to demand to be loved on when i am wearing something really nice lol, i think they must know, "moms going somewere nice i can tell shiggs...better drool and shed on her before she makes it to the car"
I would love if my guys were the type of dogs that jumped in bed and snuggled up for more then 1 or 2 minutes..
06-28-2014 03:17 PM
Susan_GSD_mom I think we've had this discussion before on another thread, but in the last nearly 5 decades, I have found that the males I have had were much more into physical affection whenever, and the females only on their terms. Probably not a hard and fast rule, but that's been my experience.

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