Many dog owners frequently pet their dogs, but what if you'd like to take it to the next level? Rubbing a dog's tummy results in utter puppy happiness, and your or your friend's dog will greatly appreciate you for it.
Gain the dog's trust. Dog's don't tend to reveal their tummies to just anyone. You must get on the dog's good side over time. Take some time out each day to pet your dog.
Pet the side chest area. This is the closest area to the tummy you can pet without actually reaching tummy status. After petting it with your fingers for a while, pet a tad lower, closer to the chest of your dog. If your dog is tall enough, you may be able to pet them on their stomach without them turning over at this point. If not, continue.
Pet your dog on both sides of his chest. This will get the dog even more comfortable, and he may even lay down, making the process even easier. If not, simply continue petting them like this until they relax a little bit more.
Wait until the dog rolls over. After doing this method for a while, the dog should willingly roll over for you to pet their tummy. Don't wait after they do this, however. If you don't pet their tummy immediately, they will give up on you and move on. Don't give them a chance to do this.
Start by stroking the light fur on the chest. Just slide your hands down his chest, and weave your fingers through his fur. This will get him in the zone.
Begin rubbing his tummy with one hand. You can put your hand on sideways, and rub up and down quickly. He should open his mouth after a few moments of this, just enough so you can see his teeth. If he begins flipping out, stop petting his tummy, and try again later.
Rub his chest with both hands. Split the tummy in half, and have one hand per half. Together, this will put the dog in a true state of joy. If his tail starts wagging, consider petting him under his arms and scratches behind his ears, all at the same time!
Stop petting the dog gradually. After about five minutes of this, you should either play something else with the dog, or return him to his owner. Dogs get bored very easily, even with your tummy-rubbing.
Some dogs just don't like their tummy to be rubbed. If they won't comply, don't force them.
Don't tummy rub untrained dogs, it could end badly.