Growing up we always had dogs. And I never had a problem demanding things from them. Love, affection, obedience. But now that we have one of our own I feel kind of guilty for putting all of my dog love needs on him. Like maybe I'm taking advantage of the fact that I'm the human and the boss of him. For example I will wake him up to snuggle. Or I will make him sit for a hug when he just wants to play. I have been known to hold him bodily in my lap until he gives up trying to get away. And I'm getting a read that he doesn't enjoy this lovefest as much as I do. Do I back off? Or do I love on him until he bites me? Am I breaking his spirit with my neediness?