1Dog shying away from petting
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You need to read more on how to train your dog and on how to understand your dog. Once you become familiar with dog body language, you would understand the needs of your running buddy more effectively. Dog body language includes decoding the meanings of dog behavior.
When asking for help, it is believed, by some dog behavior specialists, that your dog would shy away from petting. When dogs, inclusive of both big dog breeds and small dog breeds, are in pain, they rather prefer to remain untouched.
Belly rubbing and scratching are among things dogs like and enjoy, but if your puppy does not enjoy such moments anymore, then something wrong must be going on. If you pay close attention to where you’ve touched your pup when he shied away, you’d be able to know what hurts him.