Dog Petting Behaviors

Dog Being Petted
Most (but not all) pet dogs really love and enjoy being stroked and petted. This is just the way they are.

It stems partly from their ancient wolf ancestors and partly from how humans have bred them over thousands of years.

Luckily most dog owners also love petting their dogs.

So it is a win-win situation and one of the best things about owning a dog.

We decided to create a collection of articles dedicated to just this subject of petting your dog.

You can check them out directly below.

Dogs and Petting – Our Articles:

Why do dogs like pets so much?

Why do dogs smack their lips when being petted?

Why do dogs yawn when being petted?

Why do dogs shake after being petted?

What do dogs think when they are being petted and stroked?

Do dogs understand what hugs are?

Do dogs enjoy being picked up?

Why do some dogs rub against you like a cat does?

Why do dogs love being petted as much as they do?

You Might Also Like This Video About Petting Your Dog

Did you know there is a right and a wrong way to pet and stroke a dog?

Check out this video from a trained vet to see if you are doing it right: