Funny how science discovers dogs do not enjoy hugging and it actually stresses them.  They determined this by watching dogs being hugged by people and observing the dog’s body signals.
Isn’t this why your mom always told you leave the dog alone and quit hugging him!?  And how most kids didn’t stop until the dog bit them and then the dog disappeared….

Child Hugging Dog

Dog’s ears back and dropped, eyes squinted, head turned away – the dog is NOT enjoying this hug

HUMMM…now that mom is validated in their wisdom, perhaps kids and adults can stop hugging the dog and be a best friend by showing their love and affection with a game of ball or a tasty food treat!  WOOF!
Click to read the whole story: The Data Says “Don’t Hug the Dog!”