Swimming motion with front legs
My great Pyrenees is just turning four. I’ve had him since he was a puppy and he has always had this peculiar behavior of lying on his side and moving both paws in unison in full range of motion outstretched straight, as if he is swimming or running but just with his front legs. Is it peculiar to Pyrenees? Or just to my dog? Or is that a behavioral sign of some thing that may be shared with other breeds? Sometimes he does it on his back, but again only with the front legs. Anyone have a clue what this is? I’ve always thought of it as his equivalent of Snoopy’s “happy dance,” but wondered if others have more information and insight into this peculiarity.