If you have a dog, you probably know all of his little idiosyncrasies well. More
than likely, one of them is kicking his leg when you scratch a certain place on his
Nov 20, 2014 ... Each time you scratch that sweet spot on his belly, his hind leg starts kicking like
crazy--but why? ... “Dogs kick when we scratch their belly because it's an
involuntary reflex,” Dr. Marc Bekoff, ... Also on HuffPost: Puppies ...
We decided to put aside our speculation, and do some ruff digging, to find out the
real ... As it turns out, when you pet and scratch your dog in certain spots you're ...
The nerves relay a message to his leg muscles to kick and jerk in an attempt to ...
dogs wouldn't lie down and expose their bellies to be scratched if they did...
Oct 27, 2014 ... That perfect place on your dog's belly or sides that, when scratched, causes your
pet's foot to ... quickly send messages to the spinal cord, which then instructs the
dog's leg to kick. ... “But when you rub their skin more, it accentuates the
scratching. ... But of course, some dogs do enjoy a good rub on t...
Which leg is activated by the scratch reflex, and how hard a dog kicks, depends
on the individual dog, as well as on ... Planet: Why do dogs shake their legs?
Oct 30, 2012 ... Every dog seems to have one—that special spot on his belly or flank that, when
scratched, sends his back leg kicking like crazy. It's odd and ...
www.ask.com/youtube?q=Why Do Dogs Kick Their Leg When Scratched&v=Q8NHN_0Vm7s
Jul 12, 2011 ... Amy Shojai, CABC discusses the dog's "fiddling" reflex that happens when he's
scratched in this Ask Amy ... Why Do Dogs Tilt Their Heads?
Nov 14, 2014 ... Why Dogs Kick When You Scratch Their Sweet Spots ... a mosquito was
hobknobbing around your dog's fur, the tickling would initiate the leg to ...
From the bottom of a dogs throat, to just after it's rib cage, is one of two areas that
a dog can't ... Dogs sometimes kick their legs when you scratch them because of
the scratch reflex. It's a completely involuntary reaction, which explains why your
Dec 25, 2015 ... You know when you go for your annual physical and the doctor, sitting on his little
... For some dogs, the kicking can be more pronounced depending on how ...
Why do dogs automatically move their legs when you scratch ...