Friday, September 22, 2006

Why Does Your Dog Like To Lay Around On Your Feet? Part 2

Puppy Training

Hi friends,
Sorry, lets continue with my sharing on why our doggie friends like laying around on our feet.

Large dogs are more likely than small breeds to choose a perch. Small dogs can scramble into laps when they want to keep track of their people. Big dogs are too bulky for that kind of cuddling. Sitting on feet gives them similar feelings of closeness and reassurance. Of course, there are plenty of dogs who simply want to be near the people they like. They're not all that desperate for attention or reassurance - they just like the closeness.

Some dogs crave foot contact more than others, and there's not much you can do about it. Keep your leather shoes in the closet and be grateful that your dog wants to be close to you. Dogs who are truly anxious about being abandoned, however, need some extra reassurance.

Try scheduling a little extra cuddle time with your pet. Dogs who know they can depend on getting attention at certain times of the day or in certain places are less likely to demand it the rest of the time. Set aside 5 to 10 minutes each day when your dog can sit on your feet, lick your face, and generally revel in physical contact. She'll come to depend on these regular meetings and look forward to them - and she'll be less desperate for attention because she'll know something good is coming.

Ok, that's all on this topic.

Till we 'woof' again, enjoy your company with your doggie friends.


Puppy Training

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