A recent study says, hugging your dog, is stressful for the animal. This is based on 250 different photos of dogs being hugged. Author of study, notes dogs will turn their heads another way, lick one’s face, and, and, and. This dog owner believes the study is flawed and probably written by a cat lover. Our dog loves a good tummy or bum rub, during a thunderstorm she loves to be held and hugged. More recently she loves to sleep anywhere on our bed when we go off the dream land. Hugging dogs stresses them out, is the study’s result? Nonsense, period. The guy was probably the one who said coffee was bad for you, or was he the one that said java was good for you? We will continue to hug our dog since she is part of the family. As for the study? It has been filed in nearest dust bin for safe keeping!