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    Question Why does my dog rub his muzzle on the carpet?

    Hi y'all! I'm a newbie here. I have a behaviour question. My dog, Buddy, likes to drag his muzzle accross the carpet....from one side of the room to the other. He does this on one side of his mouth and then the other. He is a dachsund/shih tzu mix. (a real sweetie-pie!) He often does this when he comes in from being outside the house. He almost always does this after getting a bath. This behaviour doesn't last long, but it makes me wonder if something is bothering him.

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    My dog does this EXTREMELY often on the couch.

    I think in your case, after a bath it is to pick up his scents again. Or vice versa.. rubbing the outdoor scents on the carpet and furniture.

    My dog is just neurotic.. my mom thinks he does it because he has allergies, and is itching his face.. but your situation definitely sounds like a scent thing.
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    My Boxer used to do that to my pant leg or the couch, wich ever was closest--usually pant leg just before work. I just thought she was wiping off the food, water and other goobers she picked up along her way.
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    Kirby does this ALL the time. In fact, after every breakfast, he rubs his head all over the ground. It's basically a ritual. It's even funnier when he just sticks his head o nthe ground, makes his fore-paws go limp and runs with his back legs.
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    That's a hilarious picture, Moo!!!!
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    My puuppy does this too affter a bath. i don't think its anything to worry about. probabley just a habit hes picked up somewhere.
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    All my dogs do this, especially after a bath, combing, getting drops in their ears. Sometimes for no apparent reason at all. I agree it seems to have something to do with their laying down their scent. My three pound Poodle likes to do it in circles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moo
    Kirby does this ALL the time. In fact, after every breakfast, he rubs his head all over the ground. It's basically a ritual. It's even funnier when he just sticks his head o nthe ground, makes his fore-paws go limp and runs with his back legs.
    That is EXACTLY the way Buddy does it! His butt will be sticking up and he pushes himself all over the place!

    Thanks for the feedback. I reckon I can stop worrying.

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