Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
The only way to know if its hips is to do xrays, if you are really worried, I would call and make an appt. Now is the perfect time for pre-lims anyway, that way you can have some piece of mind, or know what you are dealing with.
Dogs lean on people for a variety of reasons (Usually behavioral or attention seeking behavior), I have never heard of the leaning being related to hips, but I don't think its impossible for it to be.
Let us know if you decide to go ahead with xrays, I am very interested in hearing the results.