Why Dogs Put Their Paws on You

Owning a dog comes with a lot of benefits, such as increased happiness to owner and dog when walking. However, the greatest benefit is the loving relationship you and your dog build.

Most owners experience their dog pawing at their legs. Most brush this off as an act of annoyance, but in reality it’s their way of communicating with you.

Reasons Dogs Put Their Paws on You

Dogs putting their paws on you can be their way of saying “I love you.”

Petting your pup shows our love and affection towards them, and they reciprocate that feeling by touching you as well. However, that is not the only meaning of a dog pawing you.

Your dog can be pawing you to seek your attention and want more love from you. Other times it could be your dog telling you that they’re hungry. It depends on the context and body language of your dog to know what they’re really trying to say.

Give some head scratches and show some love next time your dog puts their paw on you to tell you they love you.