"My dogs love to cuddle, do yours? My dogs are what I call "cuddlebug-pups" shares Ami Moore, The Chicago Dog Trainer.
Did you know that some dogs dislike pats on the head, hugs and kisses? Well, yes some dogs hate our loving touch. In this article you will explore what makes some dogs hate hugs and what to do about it.
Each and every dog is born with a specific personality.Some dogs are "cuddlebug-pups" and other dogs are"hands-off hounds." Lots of your dogs temperament is determined by the genetics of his mother and father.
This makes perfect sense when you realize that no two people are the same in likes and dislikes even if they are from the same family. Some people are touchy-feely and other people are "cold and cranky".
Generally dogs that are submissive and subordinate love to cuddle more that the more independent and dominant dog. Even as a mature dog cuddling with you can provide feelings of safety and reassurance. Sometimes dogs love cuddling so much that they’ll find themselves hugging stuffed toys, your shoes or even sucking on a blanket.
In order to create a balanced relationship with your dog you have to determine your dog's "Huggability Profile" and either increase his soft, warm and loving puppy dog assets with training and socialization or decrease the cold and cranky liabilities with dog psychology rehabilitation.