Winston hates feet

Our 16mnth old boy suddenly developed a hatred of being touched by feet???
He used not to mind having his belly rubbed with a foot but now def. does not like it( so we try not to do it anymore). However, he doesn't mind a belly scratched with a hand. :D
Does anyone else's dog have this issue.
P.S This is the same Winston that likes to sit on heads?
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Your subject line is just too intriguing for words I read it thinking, hm, what can the issue possibly be??? :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol: Very cute.

I can't say I've seen this, sorry. But my thought is: is it critical for his health and wellbeing that he be touched by feet? :wink: I mean, as long as you can handle him with your hands. If he didn't like being touch, period, this would of course be problematic. But if he can function just fine without being massaged by feet, then I guess I wouldn't be too concerned.

Perhaps he's been inadvertently stepped on a few times. Or just noticed that HE has a propensity to step on people (well, all of my OES have at one time or another, at least) and so figures you do too?

If it's really important to you, you can desensitize him to feet (touch him ever so slightly and lightly and pair that with something good like a cookie, for instance, and then build on that). Or just wait and see if he gets over it on his own.

Time for a pedicure? :oops: :twisted: :roll: :wink: :D
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I have to say that it is a pet peeve of mine when friends come over and pet Oscar with their feet. YUK!!!!!! I am CERTAIN that his fur is much cleaner than their feet!!!

Laurie and Oscar
I thought you were going to say your dog hates feet. Not hates feet touching him, just hated feet.

When my dog was younger he LOVED toes and feet. He would lick them and paw at them and try to get the sandle off if wearing one. we had a joke in our house and warned people, no bare feet! I saw your post hates feet and thought how lucky you were!!
Our first dog (black lab) didn't like to be touched by feet and wouldn't lay near feet or the couch if there was a chance feet may touch him & it didn't matter bare feet or socks. He was our only dog like that - both our current dogs (oes & lab) will lay on our feet or under out legs at the couch and will show their bellies for a rub by a bare feet.
We just figure our current dogs crave the human contact & touching and like knowing that we are "close"!
I have a 3 year old mutt who also hates feet... like, hates them... doesn't go to bite or anything aggressive. but if we move our feet close to her or touch her with our feet she growls and runs away. she's done this since she was about one. Great with handling any other way ...just not feet!
Keep after him, slowly at first. It is critical they tolerate feet touching. Daily I give Kdog a foot & toe massage just to keep her in the game.
I have this same problem with my Soft Wheaton Terrier who is about 5 yrs. We still don't know why or what is going on, but when feet, especially mine--the owner, get too close to her, she retreats and avoids contact. If you insist, she will continue to dodge, back away, and eventually run away from feet. I really am curious about the reason why she will not allow my feet to pet her. I mean, she is a 'soft' coated dog, and my feet want to feel her soft fur... :lol:
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