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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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We hug ours. They will put their head on our shoulders and they like hugs - they like any attention =).

They put their ears back and lean into us. I wouldn't suggest strangers hug them though of course (common sense), but with their close and favorite people they don't mind at all. They sometimes give us nice hugs and love to be on our laps often, leaning on us, standing on our foot, etc.

Our female is really sweet and likes to give us hugs, when we get on our knees, sit down, or get on her eye level she snuggles up and stretches her front legs out on our shoulders and gives us kisses.

As a kid I used to ride my Dobermans like horses. They were good sports with kids.
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