Why do dogs turn their backs? My 5yr old has started turning her back when I stop cuddling or go to stroke her. Or tuning her head away when she lies next to me. She also puts her paw on my hand and licks it at bedtime.Sometimes I feel she doesnt want cuddles or she wants more and is unhappy, is she licking because she is cleaning my hand, she doesnt like me taking it away until she has finished. She is really helpfull when I have periods of illness which I am prone to, bringing post, shoes, pulling laundry from the machines. We are insepperable, but she has to go with a dog walker to play out 3 times a week, she loves him and goes very happily.
Thank you what you said makes perfect sense, what about her licking my hand, she only doesit at bedtime, I go to stroke her head and she loops her paw over my hand and licks it,if I go to move it she tries to stop me or if I stroke her again a minute later she does the same, she likes to lick the whole of my hand then sighs and rests her head down, when I then take my hand away she washes her own paws.
Bless her, she is such a gorgeous little dog. I am grateful to you for your answers. Relieved I'm not upsetting her. I will get the book you have recommened. Thannk you. Good night.