Why Do Dogs Like Belly Rubs?

Every pet parent knows that dogs are adorable and have a variety of quirks. From their funny facial expressions to their amusing noises, dogs always keep their humans on their toes. There are many things your dog wishes you knew but one thing we know is that dogs love their belly rubs for the most part. But why?

There are signs your dog trusts you, and this is one of them. When a dog feels safe enough to roll onto its back and expose their belly, it means they trust you. The greatest reward they can receive is your comforting touch. It’s also a chance to bond with your pup. The love between humans and their fur babies is powerful. 

Dogs get their humans to fall in love with them… from puppy eyes to snuggling time. If your pup enjoys a good belly rub, by all means, indulge them. If your dog seems to be uncomfortable with you rubbing their belly while rolled onto their back, then just let them be. 

You might think that a dog rolling over onto their back might be for some playtime, but there are various reasons for this behavior. When dogs roll onto their backs, it can also be a sign of submission or of comfort in their environment. However, it could be a strategy for fighting when being around other dogs as it allows them to fend off bites and launch an attack.

Each pup is different. Just like people, what one dog loves another pup might not like. Some dogs live for these special belly rubs and others get uncomfortable being touched on the belly. Allow your dog to decide what form of physical touch is their favorite expression of affection, such as kisses, head pats or belly rubs.

At lovepetcare.com our company culture is to “Treat Them as Our Own”, you can always trust us!

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