Does anyone have a dog that is very sensitive to touch? A dog that will whimper with a hug or a dog that immediately begins licking you when you hold the paws?
Yup it's a nervous issue.Mandy never wimpers when I touch her but she does start licking like crazy when I get the clippers out and almost always licks clppers then I end up with blood everywhere.
I have heard it is a nervous issue. She has only been groomed 2xs by someone else one time my daughter was there as it was her group class for petsmart groomers
LOL yeah that would make the most sense in a dog that is pretty submissive. Hug them more!hugging is scary for a dog. In dog language hugging can be seen as a dominating behavior, akin to mounting.
I have never had a dog whimper when hugged, but I really dont hug mine that often (I know Im mean lol )