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How Hugging Your Dogs Can Stress Them Out - Nature World News;

How Hugging Your Dogs Can Stress Them Out - Nature World News

Nature World NewsHow Hugging Your Dogs Can Stress Them OutNature World NewsNo matter how cuddly you dog, canine expert Stanley Coren warns pet owners that hugging their dogs, even as a show of affection, can give them stress and anxiety. According to Coren's post in Psychology Today, dogs can feel uncomfortable when hugged ...and more »

'It's a matter of safety': Why a UBC researcher says don't hug your dog - CTV News;

'It's a matter of safety': Why a UBC researcher says don't hug your dog - CTV News

CTV News'It's a matter of safety': Why a UBC researcher says don't hug your dogCTV NewsOwners may love hugging their pooches, but a canine expert says, for most dogs, the feeling isn't mutual. Stanley Coren, UBC professor emeritus of psychology and a canine expert who has published 17 books on the subject, says some dogs may be alright ...and more »

Does Your Dog Hate Hugs? Why It's Wrong To Say 'Yes' - Forbes;

Does Your Dog Hate Hugs? Why It's Wrong To Say 'Yes' - Forbes

ForbesDoes Your Dog Hate Hugs? Why It's Wrong To Say 'Yes'ForbesDo our canine companions hate hugging? According to an article in Psychology Today, "New data shows that hugging your dog raises its stress and anxiety levels." The claim – under the headline "Don't Hug the Dog!" – comes from an expert: Stanley Coren, ...and more »

New research shows hugs may give dogs anxiety. 10 things to try instead. - Upworthy;

New research shows hugs may give dogs anxiety. 10 things to try instead. - Upworthy

UpworthyNew research shows hugs may give dogs anxiety. 10 things to try instead.UpworthyBut odds are, your pup is not nearly as happy about them as you are. After watching students interact with dogs at a "Doggy De-Stress" event, psychologist and dog expert Dr. Stanley Coren decided to look into research on human/dog hugs. Despite how ...and more »

Stop hugging dogs— it stresses them out, says UBC researcher - MetroNews Canada;

Stop hugging dogs— it stresses them out, says UBC researcher - MetroNews Canada

MetroNews CanadaStop hugging dogs— it stresses them out, says UBC researcherMetroNews CanadaMany dog owners love wrapping their pooch in a loving embrace, but a University of British Columbia researcher says Fido doesn't feel the same way. Share on Facebook. Tweet · Reddit this! A. A. Comments ? Report an Error. Share via Email. Print.and more »

Your Dog May Very Well Hate Hugs, But This 'Study' Didn't Prove It - Huffington Post;

Your Dog May Very Well Hate Hugs, But This 'Study' Didn't Prove It - Huffington Post

Huffington PostYour Dog May Very Well Hate Hugs, But This 'Study' Didn't Prove ItHuffington PostDog lovers around the Internet are having a crisis: Science has proven that dogs hate hugs. Just kidding, that didn't exactly happen. But you'd think it had based on numerous headlines like “Your Dog Hates Hugs,” “Science Says Dogs Don't Like Hugs“ and ...and more »

Don't hug your dog, he hates it - Times LIVE;

Don't hug your dog, he hates it - Times LIVE

Times LIVEDon't hug your dog, he hates itTimes LIVEIt might come as a surprise to some, but dogs hate being hugged, a study has shown. Save & Share. Email · Print. Animal psychologists say dogs feel stressed and unhappy when they are embraced by their owners because it stops them being able to run ...and more »

Heavy doody: Dogs produce massive backlog of waste in BC parks - Vancouver Sun;

Heavy doody: Dogs produce massive backlog of waste in BC parks - Vancouver Sun

Vancouver SunHeavy doody: Dogs produce massive backlog of waste in BC parksVancouver Sun“Landmines” have been sighted in Kelowna's parks — not the military kind, but the ones planted by canines. Parks Services Manager Ian Wilson has called on pet owners to clean up after their pets, noting that waste matter can be washed into Okanagan ...and more »

Should You Hug Your Dog? - New York Times;

Should You Hug Your Dog? - New York Times

New York TimesShould You Hug Your Dog?New York TimesAn expert shared his observations on some of the signs that show your dog might not be happy with being hugged. Credit Michael Nagle for The New York Times. The next time you want to hug a dog, consider this: You could be making the pooch miserable, ...and more »

Your dog probably hates being hugged, new data shows - Syracuse.com;

Your dog probably hates being hugged, new data shows - Syracuse.com

Syracuse.comYour dog probably hates being hugged, new data showsSyracuse.comYou like hugging your dog, right? Well stop. It probably hates it, according to new data by the University of British Columbia. Stanley Coren, a professor of psychology at UBC, studied photos of dogs being embraced by humans and the results show that a ...and more »

A New Study Says Your Dog Doesn't Want To Be Hugged - UPROXX;

A New Study Says Your Dog Doesn't Want To Be Hugged - UPROXX

UPROXXA New Study Says Your Dog Doesn't Want To Be HuggedUPROXXSometimes after a long day at work, all you want to do is get home and squeeze your dogs until you fall asleep. Unfortunately, according to a new study, your dog is super uncomfortable with your hugs. Even this dog being hugged BY ANOTHER DOG ...and more »

Don't Hug Your Dog – Research Shows It Stresses Them Out - CBS Local;

Don't Hug Your Dog – Research Shows It Stresses Them Out - CBS Local

CBS LocalDon't Hug Your Dog – Research Shows It Stresses Them OutCBS LocalKCBS_740 SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Dogs may help ease our own stress, but new research suggests that we shouldn't hug them, because it stresses them out. Dogs are cursorial animals, meaning they're built to run. Hugging them cuts off their escape ...and more »

Sorry, Your Dog Doesn't Want To Be Hugged - Newsy;

Sorry, Your Dog Doesn't Want To Be Hugged - Newsy

NewsySorry, Your Dog Doesn't Want To Be HuggedNewsyHugging your dog might not be as comforting for your pet as it is for you. It turns out hugging likely stresses out your dog. A behavioral psychologist examined photos pet owners posted online of themselves hugging their dogs and found about 80 percent ...and more »

Research Shows Dogs Don't Enjoy Hugs - WTNH Connecticut News (press release);

Research Shows Dogs Don't Enjoy Hugs - WTNH Connecticut News (press release)

WTNH Connecticut News (press release)Research Shows Dogs Don't Enjoy HugsWTNH Connecticut News (press release)(WTNH) — Do you show your dog affection like you do a human: by hugging them? A new study from Psychology Today shows that giving your dog a hug can make them stressed out instead of enjoying it. An expert in canine behavior and human-animal ...and more »

Dogs Hate Hugs - AskMen;

Dogs Hate Hugs - AskMen

AskMenDogs Hate HugsAskMenA psychology professor studied 250 internet photos of humans hugging dogs and determined that the act of contact causes anxiety and stress in the animals. Long Story. Try as dogs might to convince you otherwise, they are not people. And you should not ...and more »

Science: Your Dog Hates Being Hugged - Newser;

Science: Your Dog Hates Being Hugged - Newser

NewserScience: Your Dog Hates Being HuggedNewserThere's a very good chance this dog isn't enjoying being hugged. (AP Photo/Michael Stravato). (Newser) – Thanks to that old wet blanket known as science, we now have compelling evidence that your dog hates it when you hug him. Dr. Stanley Coren, a ...and more »

Dogs and Hugs May Not Mix - Discover Magazine (blog);

Dogs and Hugs May Not Mix - Discover Magazine (blog)

Discover Magazine (blog)Dogs and Hugs May Not MixDiscover Magazine (blog)It's hard to resist wrapping your arms around a furry pup, but our well-intentioned hugs might be stressing dogs out. While it's natural for us to demonstrate caring by wrapping our arms around our companions, such behavior is likely activating a ...and more »

No, 'science' didn't 'prove' that dogs hate hugs - Washington Post;

No, 'science' didn't 'prove' that dogs hate hugs - Washington Post

Washington PostNo, 'science' didn't 'prove' that dogs hate hugsWashington PostIf you have an Internet connection, you've probably read at least one article in the past few days claiming that science has shown that dogs hate being hugged (and if you don't have an Internet connection, kudos on somehow accessing this blog post). We ...and more »

Cuddles are a no-no, and five other things your dog is trying to tell you - Telegraph.co.uk;

Cuddles are a no-no, and five other things your dog is trying to tell you - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukCuddles are a no-no, and five other things your dog is trying to tell youTelegraph.co.ukFor anyone who works with dogs, this has been a good week. A study by Dr Stanley Coren, a canine expert and professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia, confirmed what we professionals have been saying for a while: those smothering ...and more »

Hug your friends, not your dogs, new study says - BABW News;

Hug your friends, not your dogs, new study says - BABW News

BABW NewsHug your friends, not your dogs, new study saysBABW NewsDogs hate to be hugged. That's what a new study by psychology professor and neuropsychological researcher Stanley Coren is saying after his analysis of 250 photos on the internet showing people hugging man's best friend. Coren, of the University of ...and more »