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Question by  Marcos68 (26)

Why does my dog put his paws on me when I am petting him?

Is it a sign of affection?


Answer by  kristina31 (305)

Yes it is a sign of affection. The dog is showing you that he likes to be pet and feel loved.


Answer by  tamkees (3203)

If your dog is raising his paw as he would to shake hands, then it is a show of affection and a request for continued attention. If he's standing and putting his paws on your shoulders, then he's making a subtle move for dominance by making himself "taller" than you.

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Glad I read this, I always thought it was cute like we were dancing. Bad dog! haha  add a comment

Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

It is but it is also a sign of dominance. As long as the dog ins't getting agressive with people or other animals when it is near you then I wouldn't worry about it.


Answer by  melissaslater (68)

Your dog puts his paws on you when you are petting him as a way to show his affection. Think of it almost as if he was hugging you. He;s letting you know it makes him happy when you pet him. It is also a way from him to get and keep your attention.


Answer by  ooomblah (117)

Sure, dogs have many ways to show affections. Not all dogs lick to show affection like most people think. Dogs can show affection just like people by touch.


Answer by  withluck (1745)

Dogs may put their paws or head on you when you are petting them to show affection. Of course, if they are pushing you away they could be annoyed.

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