We currently have a schnoodle and he definitely enjoy playing. These amazing dog breeds are very well known to be one of the most friendly and affectionate dog breeds out there at the moment. Apart from being adorable, do schnoodles like to cuddle?
After having a long day at work, there is nothing better than coming home to your dog’s wanting to cuddle. But, does he enjoy cuddling as much as I do? Well, let’s find out.
Do Schnoodles Like to Cuddle?
Let’s start by saying that, schnoodle love to cuddle especially with their owners. These dogs are known to be very friendly who enjoy having human companionship and affection. While you will find that most schnoodles likes to cuddle, that’s not always the case for all of them. If it’s a case where your schnoodle have not received proper socialization from a young age, which means that they won’t enjoy cuddling.
Why Do Some Schnoodles Like to Cuddle More Than Others?
We strongly believe that genetics is the main reason why you will find that some dogs like to cuddle more than others. Dog’s who are considered to be more independent and less affectionate will not enjoy being cuddled.
It’s very similar to us humans who have love languages, so you may find that some dogs express their feelings in different ways. While some dogs do so by cuddling with you, some may enjoy following you around wherever you go, some may like to stare in your eyes, and some may enjoy sharing their toys with you.
How to Tell If Your Schnoodle Enjoys Cuddling?
Most dog owners tend to ask this question quite frequently and the reason for this is because it can be a bit hard to tell if your dog actually enjoys cuddling. Due to the fact that dogs and us humans don’t communicate the same way, by simply studying your dog’s body language can tell whether or not they like to cuddle. Some signs of this include them being comfortable, relaxed and calm, wagging their tail or trying to get your attention.
With that said, you’ll find that a lot of dogs don’t actually enjoy bring held or cuddled. This may not be a natural thing for your dog. While us humans see hugs as a sign of showing affection, dogs on the other hand may not view it the same, they may even feel a bit threatened because they’re unable to move. This can result in anxiety or a negative reaction from your furry friend.
There are several signs you can look out for to have an idea if your schnoodle enjoys cuddling or not. If they seems tense, avoiding giving you eye contact, lower their tail or they are constantly yawning. These may be a sign that your dog is just tolerating the fact that you’re cuddling with them, but they are not actually enjoying it.
If it’s a case where your dog doesn’t enjoy cuddling then you may want to respect their preference so both of you can enjoy your time together.
How to Train Your Schnoodle to Cuddle?
If somehow your schnoodle doesn’t like to cuddle right now, there are things you can do to help with the situation which will cause your dog to become more comfortable and even start cuddling.
We always think it is necessary to start these process at an early stage so that your dog can be more socialized growing up. With that said, you will find that some dogs start to cuddle as they get older with a more calmer spirit. It has a lot to with your dog’s personality, but regardless, there are several things you can do to encourage your dog in cuddling.
There are things which can make the cuddling session a lot more smoother. It is safe to say that when your dog is both physically and mentally exhausted, they are more likely to cuddle because at that time their energy level is very low. This is why you may want to provide them with enough physical exercise and mental stimulation, since they will more likely become tired and want to cuddle up.
How Often Should You Cuddle Your Schnoodle?
These dogs are loving and will probably enjoy cuddling and have your attention on a daily basis.
What this does is create a unique bond between you and your furry friend. However, it’s best to keep in mind that these dog breeds can sometimes be needy and therefore constantly cuddling could actually lead to your dog having some unwanted or negative behaviors.
At first, constantly cuddling with your dog can seem harmless and even cute. But, over a period of time your dog may start to nudge your arm when you’ve got a hot cup of tea in your hand or when you’re trying to concentrate on work.
This is something that can be dangerous for both you and your dog. However, there are things you can do to fix the issue.
The first thing you should do is ignore the behavior every time it happens. At all cost you should refrain from showing any form of affection as doing so will let your dog think it is ok to do so.
If it’s a case where ignoring your dog doesn’t seems to go well, then you can simply get up and walk away.
Though this may not be the right thing to do because you may be in a meeting but it won’t take your dog that long to notice that you don’t appreciate this type of behavior.
While some schnoodles enjoy cuddling with their owners, some may not be a fan of it. Apart from that, each schnoodle tend to have their own way when it comes to cuddling as well as how long and they want to actually cuddle.
It doesn’t matter when or how these dogs wants to cuddle, they will always be loving and affectionate because they are a friendly breed that enjoys having their owners company.
We are a huge fan of schnoodle and I can guarantee that you’ll be too.