There are tons of reasons that we pups love being scratched by our humans (even better if soft pets are involved!) For me, it’s a good opportunity to get lots of attention and get the new puppy itches gone!
My human is the best at giving scratches, and even though my brother gets jealous sometimes, it never stops her from giving me tons of attention and love (he’s a few years older than me, so he’s had plenty of opportunities to get all of the scratches from her!)
I call this one the double whammy and it’s in my top three favorite scratch techniques. This one involves belly scratches and back rubs.
It’s basically the best of both worlds and satisfies all of the itches that a pup can have!
The double whammy scratch isn’t my number one favorite though, it isn’t even my number two favorite!
My number two favorite scratch technique is the two-on-tummy. This one involves my human using both hands on my tummy at the same time. It covers the maximum belly area and also gives me the opportunity to get a nibble.
I try to be gentle but sometimes I get so excited that I nip a little harder than I should! I have to be careful with that because I don’t want her to be too scared to pet me (I know I don’t look intimidating but I can bite!)
Now this one is my absolute favorite scratch technique. I call it the head holder. It helps get my head scratched in all the areas I need it most (especially behind the ears) and I love shaking my head around in my human’s hands!
This technique makes my brother the most jealous, but he will just have to deal with it. I have teeth coming in, sore muscles from learning to run around, and being a pup is simply too tiring to be sharing my head pats with anyone else!
Sometimes I need to take a break. All of that scratching gets me so excited that I am scared of biting my human too hard!
This chew toy is a great way to unwind after a long day of scratching. A lot of people think it’s an easy job to be on the receiving end of scratches, but it really isn’t. There’s a lot to it, especially when you have a big brother who is ready to pounce at any moment to get me out of the picture!