7. Restraining or cornering a dog to give him affection
There is debate whether dogs like hugs or not. The answer is simple: it depends on the dog. (And also the human – some dogs may only enjoy hugs from their trusted loved ones.)
While humans know hugs to be a sign of affection, some dogs feel nervous or trapped when a human wraps their arms around them.
Note that there is a difference between hugs and cuddling: a dog that doesn’t like hugs may still love to snuggle because he doesn’t feel restrained.
The point is, we need to keep in mind that each dog has a different comfort threshold. They deserve to have their personal boundaries respected, too!
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