October 26, 2021

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The Real Reason Dogs Kick When You Scratch Them

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If you’ve ever been scratching a dog and seen them do the kicky leg thing, it’s truly adorable. But it might not necessarily be a feel-good thing.

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Why Does My Dog Kick When I Scratch His Belly?


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How to properly touch your dog


http://www.animalplanet.com/pets/why-do-dogs-shake-their-legs/

Images:
https://www.storyblocks.com/video/stock/a-dog-scratching-his-ear-edmiabkfgijtzqj3e
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https://www.storyblocks.com/video/stock/woman-petting-dog-in-slow-motion-4gxedx6
storyblocks.com/video/stock/girl-scratches-a-small-dog-on-the-grass-a-girl-is-sitting-on-the-grass-and-playing-with-a-small-dog-bbek90kwuzj6e4r37
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