Anybody who has given a dog or bath, walked a dog in the rain, or let a dog splash in the lake knows a dog’s first action after getting wet is often to shake all that water off. Ever wondered why dogs after bath, shake themselves so hard? It’s an instinctive action to help your pup dry herself off and avoid the chills. It might be easy to assume all that commotion after a bath is about happiness, but biologically speaking it might simply be an effort to stay warm.
It’s easy to mistake a dog’s energy as playfulness or glee, when it might be irritation instead. What you perceive as happiness might be your pup’s squirmy response to itchy, irritated or sensitive skin caused by shampoo or tingling from the massage. The zooms can be your dog’s way of trying “shake it off.”