Why Do Dogs Love Belly Rubs?


Dogs roll over for a number of reasons. It can be a sign of submission, a way to show trust, or a way to get belly rubs.

Belly Rubs

Dogs like belly rubs for a number of reasons. It feels good, it shows trust, and it's a way for them to bond with their owners.

How to Give?

To give your dog a belly rub, start by slowly approaching them and petting their head or back.


Signs that your dog enjoys belly rubs include: Licking your hand

Not Like

Some dogs don't like belly rubs because it makes them feel vulnerable.

How to Get?

If your dog doesn't like belly rubs, there are a few things you can do to help them learn to enjoy them.

Too Many

It's not bad to give your dog too many belly rubs, but it's important to watch for signs that they're getting tired or uncomfortable.

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