Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet Celebrates Hug Your Dog Day

04/10/2012 at 09:00 AM EDT

Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet Celebrates Hug Your Dog Day
Eric Stonestreet and dog Coleman
Stewart Cook
Eric Stonestreet's dog Coleman Hawkins isn't much of a hugger – but like it or not, the pooch is getting a big bear hug on Tuesday.

The Modern Family star and his 12-year-old rescue dog are kicking off Beneful's Baked Delights Hug Your Dog Day.

Watch Stonestreet hold Coleman – and play him like a banjo! – in this tongue-in-cheek clip, shot in the style of Modern Family. It starts with the actor claiming he's not obsessed with his dog – all while paintings of the pooch are prominently displayed around the home.

"He does what I ask him to do and I think that's a really great aspect of his personality," Stonestreet says, while commanding the dog to roll over. Watch the video to see whether or not Coleman complies.





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