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Rolling on her back?

Old 03-05-2006, 12:15 PM
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Default Rolling on her back?

I was wondering if any of you guys had any tips to stop a dog from lying on her back or rolling over all the time. When other dogs are present, it is like the first thing she does. When she is around the house, she will be laying on the ground and will take her bone and flip over and chew it on her back. She sometimes even sleeps on her back. I just don't want her to do this in the field. Any suggestions? thanks
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Old 03-05-2006, 04:07 PM
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When dogs roll on their backs in the presence of other dogs (sometimes around humans too) it is a sign of submission.

In the other situations that you describe --- well, it's cause they like to.

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Old 03-05-2006, 08:52 PM
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as mentioned this is a normally a natural response from a less than dominant dog. They are showing submission to other dogs/animals/people etc etc. If this is a great hunting dog, then that characteristic is actually not a bad thing. If the dog is not jumpy or skittish.....and hunts well, then you won't have to worry about it fighting or attacking strangers or kids.........I think that is positive. I have had several dominant animals and they can be a handful. A less than dominant dog will be easy to train with little coercion the heck out of a hard head......just some thoughts
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Old 03-06-2006, 08:35 AM
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they usually do that to get a scent they may smell
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