Some terrible person has delivered some terrible report that is going to make a very large majority of us want to cry, and possibly never get out of bed again.
Thoughtless creator of eternal spiralling depression (and canine psychology expert) Stanley Coren and his special “scientific factual study” say – WAIT FOR IT – that our dogs hate it when we hug them.
YES. I KNOW. SHIT’S FUCKED.
Out of a study conducted from 250 clear photos of people hugging their dogs, 81.6% of the dogs were showing signs of stress and/or anxiety in their current situation.
Coren says that dogs’ signs of distress are clear and thoroughly documented, and so all they needed was hundreds of photos of people hugging their dogs. Which is, of course, the only thing that’s on the internet, pretty much.
Anyway, this author ARDENTLY REFUSES TO BELIEVE this tiny study, but ugh, whatever, “science”. It’s fine.
If you want your soul to die by reading the whole stupid study from idiot know-it-all scientists, be my guest: psychologytoday.com/blog/canine-corner/201604/the-data-says-dont-hug-the-dog
Source: Psychology Today.