First thing you need to know is that dogs are cursorial animals. That means they are born to run. So when you hug them you’re preventing them from doing what they were born to do …
I’m sorry, I had to. Whenever you can throw in some Springsteen you have to! Anyways here are three big signs that your hugging is stressing a dog out and you should back off …
1) Ears Going Back
2) Face Licking
3) Looking Away
So if you see those signs then you know your dog wants to be left alone!
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