Thank you! They send you puppy kisses!ditto here. and paris and coco are totally adorable!
That's a good point, about it tickling.I really believe some dogs are more sensitive to brushing than others. Just like some kids are more tender headed. I know Toy's skin "crawls" when brushed but Cosy's doesn't, although she doesn't like her belly brushed. I think it tickles!
Coco finds her neck ticklish, and gives a little head shake sometimes.
Like how humans do when we get a shiver.
Maybe try giving Rocky belly rubs and just having the brush beside you.After reading all your replies to my thread...I see others are having the same kinds of experiences..that is one of the reason I love being here on SM. I can always count on you...it's so great!
I'm going to slow down on his brushing, a little at a time. Maybe I'm doing it for too long. I try so hard to get every little matt out. I have tried to put him on his belly with him on my lap...he only goes on his back for belly rubs...if I take that brush out he's right up again.
Thanks to you all, Rocky is learning and so is his Mommy!
Then graduate to holding the brush with one hand and rubbing his belly, but not brushing it.
Then try 3 pats of the belly for every one brush stroke.
Pat with one hand and have the brush in the other.
These baby steps (okay, puppy steps! :thumbsup might help him.
That's what I did for my reformed wiggly squids.