Man's best friend may actually feel like you're giving too much puppy love, a UBC researcher says.
Though some dogs may be alright with cuddling after a long day, most canines don't enjoy being hugged, according to renowned dog psychologist and UBC Emeritus Prof. Stanley Coren.
Coren told CTV News that his research showed four of every five dogs exhibit signs of stress when being hugged by humans.
A UBC researcher says he noticed signs of stress in 82 per cent of online images of people hugging dogs.
"If you go onto the Internet you will find literally thousands of photos of very happy people with very stressed dogs," Coren said Tuesday.
He said he noticed signs of stress in 82 per cent of the images of people hugging dogs.