Physical contact is something that is equally as important to dogs as it is to humans. We love to be cuddled and shown affection, so it only makes sense that our dogs would enjoy it as well. And there are health benefits to it for both parties involved. In people, petting your dog can trigger the release of oxytocin, a hormone that makes you feel happy since it lowers your pulse and eases circulatory strain. In dogs, having their owners pet them helps to relieve stresses and anxieties.
Of course, just like people, our dogs all have their preferences of where they prefer to be cuddled. For some dogs, they love a good head scratch behind the ears or a nice belly rub. Most dogs don’t really mind where you pet them, so long as you give them cuddles and affection.
For one pooch in particular, he was not about to let his owner off the hook any time soon. His owner was scratching to pup on the chest which he was clearly enjoying. However, when his owner stopped, the dog took his paw and prodded him as though to say, “No you’re not done yet.”
And every time the owner tried to take his hand away, the same thing would happen. There was no getting away from the pup’s desire to have his chest scratched.
Watch the hilarious interaction below:
Does your dog ever get so comfortable with cuddles that it’s impossible to get away from them? How long have you had to pet your dog for before they relieved you of your duties? Let us know!