Why Your Dog Does This

There has been a long standing debate on why dogs out their paws on you. Some say it’s a sign of Dominance while others say it’s a sign of affection. So which is it?

Accredited dog trainer Rebecca Forrest says that dogs who put their paws on you are actually trying to communicate something to you. They learn that a paw on you generally leads to you either petting them or showing affection to them in another way.  Therefore they continue to do it because they learn the positive outcome.

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