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Having three dogs for the weekend, I noticed three very different behaviors relatively to petting or stroking. i.e.
HK will avoid a pat on the head 95% of the time, but she will aggressively position her rump for the nice rub. Even when she is all excited retrieving, she wants her pat on the rump, not her head. When in the mood she will roll over for a belly rub, this is primarily in the evening.
Newman will do everything he can to get his head under your hand, under any hand. At the dog park he is persistent at getting every person he sees to rub his head.
Louie (the cockapoo) on the other hand will wiggle anything he can to get you to pet his head, his rump. his back. Forget about getting him to roll over for a tummy rub, that would require too much settling down.

So, does your dog(s) prefer head, rump, tummy, other rubs?
 

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First off, having 3 dogs all vying for attention at the same time is kinda funny on who can push who away from mom. Simba is usually the winner in that dept.!

All 3 like any type of attn. and get it, but Simba will immediately flop down for belly up rubs.
 

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Lexi is clearly a rump girl. I might start out petting her head, but she wiggles her way along until her rump is right there.
 

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Kodi is an all over her body girl.
Belle is rather aloof and does not care where I pet her so long as she can try to get her nose into my pocket as I am petting her.
Clover definitely a rump girl.
Hoss is a tummy man without a doubt!
 

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Puff likes to be rubbed at times, and when and where she wants it -- sometimes rump, sometimes ears, sometimes belly rubs.

Bess wanted to be rubbed all the time -- except when she was retrieving or eating -- those took 1st and 2nd priority, in that order. The closer she was to me (or you) the better she felt and, when that close, to be rubbed or petted or gently stroked. And she nudged anyone's hand to remind them that God's puprose in giving people hands was to rub and pet dogs.

 

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Right above the tail is Bauer's favorite spot. When I come in the house, he walks toward me, and then keeps walking right between my legs (stopping when only his rump is still in front of my body). After rubbing his rump a little, he curls his body around my leg to look at me . . . then he is ready for his head rub. This is his normal greeting ritual with me, but he likes to be rubbed by anyone, at anytime, where ever he can get them to rub.
 

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Sedona likes to be rubbed all over. After our nap she rolls on her back and lets me rub her belly, which I really love. I love petting her anywhere on her body as she is so soft and has really great fur. :p
 

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The boys love head and ear rubs, they almost moan in pleasure when their ears are rubbed. But they also love butt scritches, belly rubs, and every place in between!

Shadow was the same way, she just loved to be touched.
 

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Hen loooooves to have his butt scritched right above his tail, and will shove his back end into you just so that you have a good vantage point. After that, he likes to have right behind the ears scritched.

Ollie is also a butt man (he will position himself between your legs, so that you can reach down and scritch him) but he just ADORES his belly rubs.
 

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Coco and Abbey both love to be rubbed, massaged and nuzzled. Every morning we have a routine we go through after breakfast. They know when I get my coffee (at last) and sit down in the chair that back rubs and massages are coming. They try to nose each other out to see who gets in first! But God gave Mama two hands so once we get the first of the rubbies done they settle down a little and take turns. I have been massaging them since they were 8 weeks old and they love it - they also love tummy rubs! :D
 

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Fanny wnats her rump massaged, at the same time she wants her face to be kissed and she twists and turns while grunting to get it done. Eddie wants to be touched. He loves his rump by his tail scratched, but his favorite is to sit beside me with my arm around him and his head under my chin being hugged and rubbed.
 
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