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Who Gets More Hugs: Pets or People?

A recently completed "puppology" survey of 1,450 puppy owners in the UK found that an astonishing 95 percent of the respondents were more likely to give their puppies a cuddle at the end of a long day than their partners or friends! The survey set out to see whether new pet owners understood the huge benefits that rewards, hugs, and affection can have during training. Regardless of the motivation behind the snuggles, I'm so fascinated by their results that I'm going to recreate that survey, PetSugar-style. Let me know who gets more hugs in your family – the people or the pets!


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BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 9 years
Halo, our puppy, definitely gets the most hugs and kisses. Sticky, I love your comment.
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 9 years
My dog! :innocent:
sexyeyes sexyeyes 9 years
Pets of course! :-) I hug my dog more than I hug anyone in my entire life :rotfl:
Liz4aker Liz4aker 9 years
Definitely our dog. Our dog demands love at least once an hour. So I think if my roommate and I hugged/embraced at least once an hour we would be more than roommates.
benna benna 9 years
I love my dogs and hug and kiss them all the time!!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I like giving my lovies to my kitty - but I think my boyfriend gets more!
Dollylo Dollylo 9 years
My doggie! ;) It's the first thing I do when I go back home! And if I don't or try to do something else before, she's turning insane!!! ;)
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
We're just not big huggers 'round here...
colormesticky colormesticky 9 years
You can't help but hug the dogs, since they'll jump on your lap and stare at you till you do.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
Pets! That's the most fundamental way how humans communicate with animals! I've gone for days without a hug. And it can suck.
karisaamy karisaamy 9 years
My dog is the best after a long day - she sits and cuddles & if I need to vent she's always on my side
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 9 years
Basil gets more hugs than my boyfriend does, because he asks for them more (in his puppy way, of course).
cageyme cageyme 9 years
In my house, people get more hugs than pets. But the dog runs a close second. He definitely gets more ear scratches.
FLgirl FLgirl 9 years
Doesn't matter if I'm gone 5 minutes or 5 hours, my dog is always ecstatic to see me - so he gets most of the hugs in our house!
PrincessTracy PrincessTracy 9 years
definitely the pets!! I can't help it...unsolicited hugs, kisses and massages!
purrtykitty purrtykitty 9 years
not a cuddler, unless you have a cute furry face and a tail!
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
my pets!!
cherrygirl143 cherrygirl143 9 years
I always hug my kids but I have to admit I pet the cat before I get to my husband! ;)
yes-jess yes-jess 9 years
Well, my cat climbs onto my lap begging for hugs way more often than my boyfriend does, so she gets more snuggles. But unlike the cat, I never push my boyfriend off because he doesn't try to tenderize my legs with his claws.
Viperwoman Viperwoman 9 years
it's 50/50 between my two girls and my two dogs....we're a very huggy lovin' bunch!
tiff58 tiff58 9 years
Dogs, definitely. There are three of them, and we don't see them much, so I'm always trying to make up for it with hugs and pets. :)
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
My daughter gets all the hugs in my house, then my dog, then my hubby lol
lovekailua lovekailua 9 years
ahhh yes sorry boyfriend of 6 years, my puppers gets almost all the hugs!!
nikodarling nikodarling 9 years
I defy anyone to look at my puppy and not hug him!
GigglyGirl GigglyGirl 9 years
I try to dole out my hugs evenly...the guy gets jealous.
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