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. 

Viral Study Claims Dogs Hate Hugs But We Absolutely Refuse To Believe


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. 

Viral Study Claims Dogs Hate Hugs But We Absolutely Refuse To Believe

Anyway, this author ARDENTLY REFUSES TO BELIEVE this tiny study, but ugh, whatever, “science”. It’s fine.

Viral Study Claims Dogs Hate Hugs But We Absolutely Refuse To Believe

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

BRB, sulking. 

Viral Study Claims Dogs Hate Hugs But We Absolutely Refuse To Believe

Source: Psychology Today