Originally Posted by Prin
I'm sorry, I don't want to start a debate, but you can't hug a small dog like you can hug a big one. With the big ones, you can squeeze with a lot of your might and not have any consequences. You can also get doggy arms wrapping around you for the full effect. With little dogs, you just don't have that luxury.
I'm not talking 4 lbs small... If you could kill it by kicking it, that's too small... Charley is 12 lbs and I would not describe him as fragile. And while you don't get a full dog arm hug, you do get a nice self heating heat pad for your chest!
But yes, to each their own but you should try it before you decide you don't like it (I'm actually a big dog person until Charley came along to show me how great little guys can be too).
End of debate.