Ours Dogs Hate It When We…
One of the biggest ways people show affection is hugging. Unfortunately that doesn't really translate to our four legged friends. A new study out of the University of British Columbia in Canada found your dog hates it when you hug them. The researchers looked at 250 photos of owners hugging their dogs, and found the dogs were giving signs of being uncomfortable, stressed, or anxious in over 80% of them.
10.8% of the dogs were indifferent toward the hugs. Only 7.6% seemed to somewhat enjoy them. Now, there is a chance your dog is in that last group and really likes when you hug them, but the researchers say they'd prefer that you show them affection by giving them a treat. I'm convinced my Franny loves it when I hug her...in fact...she'll even lock her paws around my neck (so there).
Read more at the Seattle Post Intelligencer.