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Help! Does My Puppy Love Me?

Puppies, like humans, have their own personalities and preferences when it comes to snuggling or cuddling. Some puppies may naturally be more inclined to snuggle up to their owners, while others may be more independent and prefer to be left alone. Here are a few reasons why a puppy may not be snuggling and whether it's something that can be trained:

  1. Age: Young puppies may not have developed a strong bond with their owners yet and may not feel comfortable snuggling up to them. As the puppy gets older and more comfortable in their new home, they may be more likely to seek out snuggles.

  2. Fear or Anxiety: Some puppies may be naturally more anxious or fearful and may not feel comfortable getting too close to their owners. If this is the case, it's important to work on building trust with your puppy and creating a calm and safe environment.

  3. Lack of Training: Puppies can be trained to enjoy snuggling and cuddling with their owners. Consistently spending time with your puppy, giving them positive reinforcement when they do snuggle up to you, and offering treats or rewards can help encourage them to seek out more snuggles in the future.

  4. Physical Discomfort: If your puppy is uncomfortable or in pain, they may not want to snuggle up close to you. If you suspect this may be the case, it's important to take your puppy to the vet to get a check-up.

  5. Bonding: It takes some puppies longer to bond with their new families. Doing activities with your puppy that involve teamwork or playing games is a great way to strengthen bonds.

Whether or not a puppy will snuggle with their owner depends on their individual personality, but training and positive reinforcement can help encourage a puppy to seek out snuggles. If your puppy is not snuggling and you're concerned, it's always a good idea to consult with a veterinarian to rule out any potential health issues.

Join our Doga (dog yoga) expert session which is a great bonding activity or take a look at some different enrichment activities that will help you bond with your puppy.

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