7 Reasons Why Dogs Roll Over On Their Backs

Rolling over and exposing their belly signals dogs want their bellies rubbed.

Belly Rub

Rolling on their backs lets dogs scratch hard-to-reach spots asking their owner for help.

Scratch an Itch

Lying on a cool surface like grass or hardwood with their belly up helps dogs regulate their temperature.

Cool Down 

Rolling briefly can relieve minor discomfort or irritation on their back.

Relieve Discomfort

Exposing the belly shows dogs accept you as the pack leader.

Show Submission

Inviting belly rubs is a sign of complete trust between an owner and dog.

Bond with You

Playful dogs may roll on their backs to invite play or get attention.

To Play

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