The Scent Marking Correlations

I frequently see Shoulder Rubbing, Flying Shoulder Rubs, Shoulder Stance and all the Anal Touching/Swiping behaviors occurring together. These behaviors tend to occur in the least sociable dogs, and commonly in dogs who fail one or more portions of the test. I interpret these behaviors as a form of scent marking, and believe the dog is scent-marking or claiming the human or furniture as his own property or resource.

 

Associated Behaviors: Shoulder Rubbing, Flying Shoulder Rubs, Shoulder Stance, Anus Touch, Anal Swipe