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Old 12-11-2014, 07:04 PM
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Do your dogs like it when you hold them?

Do your dogs like being held? Pumpkin loves being held and picked up by me. He does "ask" to be picked up too. Kenya merely tolerates it.
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Buster loves being 'hugged' he puts his paws on my shoulders and presses his head against mines. It's so adorable. He also likes sitting next to me on the couch curled up next to me with my arms around him
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Koda is indifferent towards being picked up. She likes using people as a pillow and being in their face, but isn't particularly loving towards people grabbing/hugging her, or pulling on her.
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Boone likes to be close, and will lean against us and ask for pets and belly scratches. Sometimes I hug him, but I don't put my arms around his shoulders, I put one arm around under his belly instead. He tolerates that, but as soon as I try to hug around his neck or shoulders, he tenses up and tries to pull away. He's 55 lbs, so I don't try to pick him up.
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Nope. Charlie really doesn't like it. He does like body contact and will seek it but on his terms. James will jump into my lap (22 kg ) when he is scared but I think he doesn't like being hold that much either he is just more polite about it.
I think almost no dogs really like it, the whole hugging is a primate thing, but many dogs learn to tolerate and associate it with good things. My wife hugs and kisses our dogs regardless of how they feel about it, sigh...
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Zody doesn't mine being picked up, but prefers to stay on his own 4 paws, he loved cuddling up against me, and laying on my lap, doesn't care if I drape my arm over him or lay my hand on him while he does so. He HATES hugs, if I pick him up to hug him he'll struggle against it.

My friend, whom he loves, doesn't seem to understand his hatred of hugs and so he now tends to stay off her lap, she doesn't seem to have a clue as to why.
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Tessa loves all forms of body contact, from pretty much everyone. If we have visitors come over, she sits and stares at them until they look at her; she then will take that eye contact as an invite to jump into their laps and make herself at home. Very uncomfortable when she's currently 32 kgs (64 lbs). It's why we tell everyone ahead of time, "if you don't want her all over you and in your lap, then don't pay attention to her please"
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He likes laying on me, wrapping paws around me, licking all up in my business... and chest scratches, belly rubs etc. are good, too. But hugging and toting aren't his style.

He sometimes climbs up into my lab when I'm sitting in a computer chair - it was his favorite place to sleep when he was a puppy - but quickly realizes that it's no longer comfortable and climbs back down. Then forgets and does it again.
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Yup. Toby just flops out and rests his chin over your shoulder when you pick him up. He's like a baby trapped in a dogs body
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If I'm on the bed or couch Quenya likes lying across my lap, but she doesn't like being picked up in the air.\

Victoria loves any and all forms of physical contact with me.

Skipper likes being held if he's uncertain or tired, but is usually feeling too energetic to enjoy being still.
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