In a recent blog we explored the findings of a recent study into hugging dogs. The research was carried out by Dr Stanley Coren, a canine expert and professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia. His conclusion told us that we shouldn’t hug our dogs because they’ll feel stressed. Dr Coren recommends that it is better to show affection to your dog in other ways.
We understand that for many of us our relationship with our dogs means that they feel a central part of the family. This means that we play with them, stroke them and sometimes cuddle them. So is there really only one rule for handling our dogs?