2. Shaking Off Dust or Debris

Even when they're dry, dogs sometimes want to get things out of their coat and will give the same kind of big, full-body shake to get rid of excess dust or debris. You may have seen this happen after your dog rolls in dirt or grass while playing. Dogs will also shake to try to rid themselves of uncomfortable clothing, bandages or burrs stuck in their fur, although this tends to be less successful than just shaking dirt away.

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