Do dogs like to be petted?
Most dogs are comfortable being petted on the chest, the shoulders and the base of the neck.
Most dogs dislike being touched on top of the head and on the muzzle, ears, legs, paws and tail.
Slow petting, similar to gentle massage or light scratching, can calm a dog down.
Many believe it's instinctual behavior, harkening back to the days when your dog's wild ancestors would mask their scent to help them sneak up on their prey.
Wolves, for example, have been observed rolling in animal carcasses or the droppings of plant-eating animals, to cover up their own smell during the hunt.
Safe: Some Vegetables.
Your dog can have a healthy snack of carrot sticks, green beans, cucumber slices, or zucchini slices.
Even a plain baked potato is OK.
Don't let your dog eat any raw potatoes or any potato plants from your pantry or garden.