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Is it a good idea to scratch my dog's chin until his leg vibrates like he is itching the ground?

Asked by judochop (16070points) August 9th, 2010

Is this really something dog’s like? I can’t tell. They do not seem to mind however they don’t really seem to dig it either. What is going on when this “tickle” spot is being touched?

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Ltryptophan's avatar

I think you might be giving that dog a seizure!

jazmina88's avatar

it is not a seizure. I believe it is an automatic response.

Vincent_Lloyd's avatar

I think they like it. If they are putting their head back and sorta panting and their tongue hanging…then I think they like it…maybe? I don’t know I agree with @jazmina88 maybe it’s like how their tails wag.

Dr_Dredd's avatar

My dogs love it. They close their eyes with pleasure, and if I stop petting them, one of them will nudge my hand to get me to start again!

Frenchfry's avatar

When dog do that they are loving life. It’s like your that is the spot. Keep rubbing.

MaryW's avatar

Since you are scratching a nerve and the response is automatic it could be annoying if you continue it for long. Dogs do love scratching however so move your hand over a bit to let the dog enjoy the experience without jerking his leg.

BoBo1946's avatar

Pet and scratch your dog as much time will allow!

judochop's avatar

I know that dogs love being scratched. I’ve had dogs my entire life.
What I am asking is regarding the spot that makes their leg move when you scratch. Every dog has this spot. I just happen to have two dogs that have nothing but this spot.

loser's avatar

Yes! And as often as possible!!!
Under the collar is a great spot, too!

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