Dog question

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  1. jjsjr

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    When I scratch my dog's back or stomach and his leg starts shaking....
    does that really mean he's enjoying it? Or is he annoyed or ticklish?
     
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    It's a reflex because of nerve endings. It's kind of like you scratching an itch which you cannot reach - or a spot which is ticklish for a human. It's not causing them any pain, the twitch is involuntary and is a side effect of the dogs enjoyment!
     
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    The "leg spot" is a common phenomenon in dogs. When I was a boy, we had a dog that had a "tongue spot": scratch him there and his tongue would stick out of his mouth!
     
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    I kinda figured it was emotionally driven.
     
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    can I pet you and see if your leg starts to shake?
     
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    don't know about twitchy dog legs, but I have never come across an animal that didn’t love a “good butt rub” :)
     
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