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  • My pup and this dog my uncle is watching over aren't the best of friends, but they don't attack each other. I just noticed today that while the other dog wasn't happy with Mika ( the other dog's tail was down and growling), that Mika would sometimes rub her butt in the other dogs face kind of in a taunting way? I'm not sure how to really describe it, but was wondering what that meant and if it was common for Shiba's.
  • JuniJuni
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    I think you're describing a 'play' signal from your pup's side, also turning your back or butt towards someone else is friendly behaviour, it can be used to calm someone down while playing.
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  • zandramezandrame
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    Kouda does this when begging a non-receptive dog to play. His next attempt is to flop upsidedown in front of them and paw at their legs.
  • BootzBootz
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    Ermm... Not sure if its the same.

    But Jackie (shihtzu mix) would kind of do that. She would stick her butt/hip in front of Bootz face then she'll lift her leg and make Bootz sniff her junk (They're both female lol). I notice its their way of saying "Ok we're cool now" because it usually happens after they play...which sometimes gets escalated into a quarrel, and ends with the leg lift "i'm sorry".

  • Oh okay makes sense now. She did that just today again with the same dog, but didn't bark at her. I think Mika just wants to let the other dog know she shouldn't be scared and to play!
  • devonmlewisdevonmlewis
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    Yuki does to people and dogs. I've read it on different threads on here-- seems pretty common with Shibas!

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