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Hugging your Dobe?

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I know this may sound like a silly question, but how often do y'all hug your Dobes, if at all, and do they like it?

Toro lets out the equivalent of a little doggie "sigh" when I wrap my arms around him and give him a gentle squeeze.

I read somewhere that dogs don't really "relate" to hugs by nature, but what if they're used to it from puppyhood?
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velmadobe said:
I don't want anyone to think that my dogs don't like lots of physical attention because they do - they just don't much care for being hugged. They let you do it but I can tell by their body language that they don't enjoy it.
Most of mine have been the same way...being hugged is something they endure.

But that doesn't mean they haven't been highly affectionate dogs who enjoyed butt scratching, belly rubs, cuddling on the couch or in bed with you.
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