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Jane Lefler, Breeder,Behaviorist, formerVet Asst
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Experience:  Former vol Vet Assistant.Breeder 18+ years Dog trainer / behaviorist
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why does my dog back his rear end towards me

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my dog backs into me, with his rear end touching me when playing. If playing with him on the floor, he will put his rear end in my face.
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 10 years ago.
Hi Slowe,

I've always figured the dog rubbing their rear against me was either an itch they had or attempts to "mark" me with a bit of their smell from the anal glands. In the doggie world, dogs turn their butts to other dogs as a form of greeting so each can smell the other. This is all part of a dog's complex social behavior such as the front end on the floor with the rear in the air to indicate a desire to play. I discourage the rear in the face while they are puppies and usually don't have a problem with it when they are adults.

I hope this information is helpful to you.