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Old 11-02-2007, 11:13 AM
 
Location: SW Kansas
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My dog rubs on everything! She will rub along the couch, the tub, the walls, the cabinets - you name it! I always thought she was just itchy, as she will also get under things - like the bumper hitch on the truck - and bump her rump (above the tail/onto the back) up against it!
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Old 11-02-2007, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Beautiful place in Virginia
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Thanks, y'all (He He- I guess I can say that since I live in Florida).

I am visiting the vet on Tuesday and will address all options. I have yet to open the package I bought. IF something else is better, I will go for it.
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Old 06-07-2009, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Beautiful place in Virginia
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I see that he has done that after every single bath that I have given him. It is his way of getting some of the water off of his body and off of his ears.
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Old 06-07-2009, 01:07 PM
 
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My Beagle does this, To me it looks like he is just kinda massaging himself Uhhhhh kinda feeling he has on his face he looks happy when he does it too and he has no health probs.

My other dog does not do this!
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Old 06-07-2009, 03:36 PM
 
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I see that he has done that after every single bath that I have given him. It is his way of getting some of the water off of his body and off of his ears.
Our female lab does that too!!!!
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Old 06-07-2009, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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All of my dogs have rubbed their sides along the walls or door frames. I think of it as a good scratch!
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Old 06-07-2009, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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All of my dogs have rubbed their sides along the walls or door frames. I think of it as a good scratch!
We've had numerous dogs over the years but Macie is the first to do this. She loves a certain wall in the upstairs hall and the front of the family room sofa. I always figured it was a good way to scratch an itch....she seems pretty normal otherwise. Plus, we live in a dry climate and golden retrievers are notorious for dry skin.....
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:37 PM
 
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My dogs always rub on everything when they are wet. It's just like using a "towel" to them. I had one dog that would even rub on me!
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Old 04-27-2010, 05:50 AM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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Ringo does this too. He has skin allergies so I'm not sure if he is itchy or just likes to put his scent all over everything. When he's really happy - he likes to rub all over me!
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Old 04-27-2010, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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I have a Bichon Frise that I just got from a rescue and he is wonderful. I had a Shih Tzu before but never saw this behavior. He will walk along the entire perimeter of a couch and rub his body (left shoulder) along the whole thing. He did that to the other couch, too.

After a bath, he did that rub against the perimeter of the laundry room.

Has anyone ever seen this behavior? What does it mean? Is it specific to a Bichon or other dogs do it, too?

I was trying to make an appointment with 2 vet offices without success (in between patients). I will try again tomorrow. I heard the Herschel Clinic was good to go (from several owners).
I have a golden who does the same thing. I'm pretty sure he does it because it feels good.
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