Have you ever had your head be patted properly by someone else – for example, by your parent as a child? There is something incredibly soothing and comforting about the sensation, and it is one we miss sorely as we grow older. Considering just how wonderful a sensation it is, no wonder pups are such a huge fan of it!
Luckily for pups, they will never outgrow being petted by their Dads and Moms. In fact, Fenny the Golden Retriever pup here is so used to it that it automatically starts lulling her to sleep! In her defense, she is a pup that is getting along in her years, as visibly seen on her muzzle. So maybe she is just more easily tired.
Nevertheless, it is clear that she still enjoys being pet, and finds it incredibly soothing. It certainly is a great way to calm down a pup and help them fall asleep, and is an action we can’t resist performing for our pups anyway!
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