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 Post subject: Dog bounces rear?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 7:57 am 
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My dog does this thing where he'll back his butt up to our feet or to the edge of the couch and, for lack of a better word, twerk his rump against our feet or the couch. It seems like he's aiming for the base of his tail, but he doesn't want to be scratched there. We have him groomed frequently, and the grooming includes cleaning out his glands. I've never seen him scoot. We've spoken to the vet about it, discussed the possibility of allergies, he's on a grain-free diet... Any ideas?


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 Post subject: Re: Dog bounces rear?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:10 am 
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Is he rubbing his actual butt hole or just his back end?

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 Post subject: Re: Dog bounces rear?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:09 pm 
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Is he treated for fleas regularly? The base of the tail can be a hotspot for them to scratch when they're itchy. You don't need a full infestation for them to have a reaction, especially if they're allergic to fleas, so even if you're not seeing them he could still be bit.

Also, for many dogs food allergies tend to be protein related not grain, so monoprotein diets may be worth trying.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:20 pm 
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that is Nacho's place-of-misery when his skin is bothering him. It wasn't clear whether it was the flea bites or the food but we made large changes at the same time and we may never know, but once we got him on a special allergy food he stopped chowing on the base of his tail. It was really bad for a while.

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 Post subject: Re: Dog bounces rear?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:48 pm 
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My neighbour's dog "twerk"s - she does it when she is happy. Not fleas or mites as she is treated regularly.

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 Post subject: Re: Dog bounces rear?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 7:24 am 
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I have seen many dogs do this because they like it. I had a dog who did it and he would get excited and back his asparagus up on us and twerk.


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 Post subject: Re: Dog bounces rear?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:02 am 
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Thank you for these responses!

It's the spot just above the top of his tail--just his back end.

We do treat for fleas. We use Frontline flea and tick, and we also have the groomer treat him as well. He is mostly indoors, and our only pet, but we do walk him outside several times daily, of course.

We will try the monoprotein option!


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 Post subject: Re: Dog bounces rear?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:49 pm 
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I haven't posted in forever, but this (old, apparently) thread popped up and I had to make my first return post in a thread about dog twerking.

One of my dogs does this too! He has some skin issues, but is treated for pests and gets regular anti-itch baths. I think he just likes it! He gets REALLY into it.

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