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How to pet a dog easily?

Asked by Deborah , Last updated: Jun 24, 2022

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W. Kaye

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W. Kaye, Ex-Marine, Post Graduate, Chapel Hill

Answered Sep 28, 2020

The truth is some dogs are very friendly and will want to be around you always, whereas it will take time for others to get comfortable with you.

The simplest way to learn how to pet a dog is by taking the time to understand the psychology of the dog.

1. If you want to pet a dog, don't force yourself on him. Dogs are animals that can't easily express their feelings and emotions, meaning you wouldn't know when they want you around them, and when they don't.

2. Dogs are friendly animals meaning they will definitely come to you when they need your attention. The interaction should come from the first.

3. If you want to pet a dog, you need to study the dog and learn when he just wants to be around you, when he wants to be touched and caressed, and when he does not want to be touched.

4. Most dogs love to be touched and caressed on the back of their necks, under the chin, on their chest, etc.

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Victoria Martian

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Victoria Martian, Blogger, B.com in Journalism, New York

Answered Sep 21, 2020

Dogs are described as man’s best friend for a reason. Dogs are loyal and loving to their masters or the people they know. They return so much love, and all they need is some food and a good petting.

For all the ways dogs love us, we should learn the appropriate way to treat and honor the animal.

• The following are straightforward steps to follow when learning to pet a dog easily.

• Learn where the dog likes to be touched.

• Find out which type of petting he enjoys the most.

• Some dogs enjoy belly rubs, while some need attention in other areas of their body.

• Please pay close attention to the dog’s body language and focus on what he tells you with his eyes.

• If he looks at you with admiration while you are petting him, the chances are that you have found his sweet spot, and the pup is in ecstasy.

• If he wags his tail relaxes his muscles or makes little whimpers when you stop the petting, this is also a good bet that he likes what you are doing, and he feels safe with you.

• Give the dog a nice massage.

• Lightly rub his face, under his chin and his chest area.

.• Dogs also sometimes enjoy being lightly rubbed on the top of the neck, shoulders, and back.

• Puppies tend to like to have their cheeks and jaw massaged in a circular pattern.

• When you find out what makes the dog happy, keep doing it.

• An animal’s unconditional devotion is one of the most significant rewards we can have in our lives.

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C. Marcus

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C. Marcus, Content Developer, Washington

Answered Sep 17, 2020

Take note that there are different dogs with different preferences on how they would like to be petted. There are some who would like to be petted on the head while there are also others who would rather get belly rubs.

The common areas where they would like to be petted are the following:

• Base of the tail.

• Under the chin.

• The back of the neck where the collar may hit.

There are also some areas that dogs may dislike to be petted. For example, a lot of dogs do not like to be petted on the paws. Some also do not like to be petted on the ears. You need to know your dog’s preferences properly.

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C. Perez

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C. Perez, Writer, Writer, Cleveland

Answered Sep 03, 2020

There are already some horror stories of people trying to pet dogs but they have ended up getting hurt instead. This is not something that you want to experience right now.

To pet dogs, these are some of the things that you can do.

• If the dog does not look friendly or looks scared, do not try to pet the dog.
• Get to know the common areas where dogs would like to be petted that can be on the base of the tail, under the chin, or the back of the neck.
• Dogs may not like getting touched on top of the head.
• There are also some dogs that do not like their paws to be touched.

Take note that petting should be done so that dogs will start to feel calm and loved. It is a great way to form a bond and eventually become loved by your pet.

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J. Alfie

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J. Alfie, Content Writer, Masters in Literature, Dallas,Texas

Answered Aug 27, 2020

Petting a dog can be intimidating, as you do not want to scare the dog or make them nervous.

To easily pet a dog and make them your new best friend, follow these steps:

• First, wait for the dog to initiate contact. This can be done by squatting down to the dogs level or standing beside him so they do not feel threatened.

• Then, wait for the dog to get comfortable through signs of relaxed eyes or eye contact with you

• Now it is ready to pet the dog, which can be done on their neck, chest, or shoulders, which are areas where they feel more comfortable.

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