Why does my dog shake off so much?

asked 2017-01-25 11:13:44 -0500

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Often dogs shake off to get rid of stress. It's kind of like when we take a deep breath and shrug our shoulders to calm down and reset. Shaking off is a great way for dogs to self-regulate to keep themselves from getting too amped up or frustrated.

Melissa H.'s profile image Melissa H.  ( 2017-02-16 12:26:43 -0500 ) edit

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answered 2017-02-23 10:25:42 -0500

I discovered our dog shakes more when she has her harness on or her winter jacket. She simply hates any piece of clothing on her back. She will also shake after she gets even slightly wet (rain drops or snow). She will shake sometimes when playing with larger dogs after they jumped over her.

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answered 2017-02-23 09:50:53 -0500

Dogs often shake due to allergies, they are wet or even if they are cold.

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