Hold onto the closest sturdy object Dog lovers, I have some bad news to deliver.
Most dog owners love to show deep affection for their pet. One of the most normal ways human show love for another is with hugs. Since the beginning of time, owners have thought this was a good thing, but that may not be the case.
In an article published recently in Psychology Today, Stanley Coren — who studies canine behavior at the University of British Columbia — makes a sadly strong case against the dog hug, arguing that although humans love embracing their canine pals, the physical contact stresses dogs out.
So everything you hug your dog, you basically make them uncomfortable as hell.
Probably best you find another way to show love to your pet. Doggy treat may be a good start.