Trick or Treat Giveaway Blog Hop 2016 #TrickorTreatDogs | It's Dog or Nothing

It’s that time of the year again! Last year, our amazing pals from Kol’s Notes and Beagles and Bargains put together an amazing Trick or Treat Giveaway hop, so we’re thrilled to be a part of year number 2!

Our Hosts:

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Plus:

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The Prizes:

Fourth Prize – $72 Value

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Nice Mussels plus Wishes, Pecks (8 oz), Beams (7 oz), Quickies, and Smooches (16 oz)

Sponsored by The Honest Kitchen

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Third Prize – $80 Value

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1 bag of canine beef lung treats + 1 bag of canine beef liver treats + 1 bag of canine beef tendon treats

Sponsored by Nature’s Logic

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Second Prize – $100 Value

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14 bag assortment of Caruโ€™s Soft โ€˜n Tasty Baked Bites and Baked Bars

Sponsored by Caru

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Grand Prize

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$300 PetSmart Gift Card

But wait, we have one more prize!

Social Media Prize

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$20 PetSmart Gift Card + a Custom Bow Tie from Brooklyn Bowtied!

Let’s Get to the Trick!

This year, I taught Atka how to “snuggle” for the Trick or Treat Giveaway Hop. Unfortunately, he became quite sick a few weeks ago and has been on an extremely strict diet – he hasn’t been able to keep much in his stomach.

As a typical Great Pyrenees, he’s unwilling to do anything without the prompting of a treat (which he’s not allowed to have). So, I’m not going to be able to share a fun video like I did last year. Instead, I have a tutorial for you to teach your own dogs!

Snuggle

With Atka well on his way to becoming a therapy dog, I thought it would be adorable for him to learn how to snuggle with those he’s visiting. Of course, he’ll lean on them and beg for pets, but I wanted him to know how to put his head in the lap of another person. So, we decided to learn ‘snuggle’.

How To Do It:

  1. Start in a seated position where your dog can easily access your lap.
  2. Hold a treat between your knees.
  3. As your dog leans toward the treat, click and treat when his head touches your lap (if your dog isn’t trained with a clicker, here’s a great tutorial or you can say ‘yes!’ instead).
  4. After a few rounds of this, begin to add the clue ‘snuggle’.
  5. As your dog begins to understand the concept of putting his head in your lap, require him to hold still for a few seconds before clicking and treating.
  6. Gradually increase the time you have your dog keep his head on your lap.

Atka learned to keep his head in my lap for about 10 seconds before I gave his release word, ‘okay’. It took a few weeks of working before we got to this point, so don’t be disappointed if your dog isn’t willing to hold his head on your lap for long periods of time right away. Just practice, practice, practice!

Now that you’ve learned the trick, how about we discuss the treat?

Enter the giveaway below for your chance to win! Don’t forget to visit all of the other amazing bloggers participating in the giveaway hop. Each blogger has their own entry form so you can increase your chances of winning!

Disclaimer:ย The Trick or Treat Giveaway Hop is a sponsored by Caru, Nature’s Logic, and The Honest Kitchen.

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88 comments on “Trick or Treat Giveaway Hop | 2016”

  1. my 3 girls love to snuggle, the baby, now 6, if you hold her, you can actually let your hands go and she will wrap her legs around you, then she starts talking to you. my girls are big snugglers. they dont need training to snuggle or love. but i have small dogs.

  2. That’s a cute trick!

    Bella, Terra, and Kronos don’t really know the trick, but they do that naturally when I’m eating. I think it’s the cutest way they beg for food especially when they add their adorable imploring eyes ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. My previous dog learned this trick but I haven’t taught my current one. She is pretty intuitive and will instantly come to you if you are upset so we haven’t bothered to teach it!

  4. This is such a cute trick! I am going to try and teach my dog this. The bad thing is, is when my dog sees a treat, he goes crazy!

  5. He does know how to snuggle but not exactly the same it is laying on top of me, his only tricks are sit, shake and get your pillow.

  6. My dog wasn’t taught this trick, but he does it, anyways. And without a clicker. i’m not a fan of those nor do I get the concept of them. My dog HATES the sound of it.

  7. Unfortunately my dog doesnโ€™t know any tricks. Iโ€™ve tried to teach her several times in the past but she just doesnโ€™t get it.

  8. No, our dogs donโ€™t know this trick/command either. I have a hard time training all the dogs together as Iโ€™m almost never one on one with them.

  9. First off, I have to say that you have beautiful dogs… so fluffy! I love your tutorial of crawl…I’m sure it looks much easier than it is. Our dog has always loved to cuddle and sits next to you with his head under your chin. Love it!

  10. aww sweet trick! Instead of just laying her head on you my dog Shelby tries to lay her whole body on you instead. She is a big dog so we will have to work on this! Thank you!

  11. What a sweet trick! Luke is such a snuggly guy, I’d love to do this one with him. He’ll rest his head on my shoulder sometimes when we’re sitting on the couch and I just love it!

  12. Yes, my dog knows this but we use the cue word Lap. We also say Cuddle and she will lean her head on your chest instead of lap.

  13. My dog will have problems learning this trick because she thinks she is supposed to go put her head on my lap whenever I sit down (& will snuggle with other people as long as they invite her up on the chair). Interestingly, she always waits for permission to get on the furniture if someone she is not close to/familiar with their preferences. But if no one is on the furniture or I am sitting on it, she will get up right away. (And if I am sitting with someone she does not know, she waits for permission.) It works well but I never trained it…

  14. Aw poor thing on the strict diet- I know it’s so hard when you can’t give them goodies! My dog doesn’t know this trick currently but I would love to teach him!

  15. No dog, I’d love to win the gc and any dog treats I win will go to local shelter. But my kitten is a complete snuggler ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Yes both of my dogs know snuggle. We snuggle every night in bed! I started when they were puppy. I would say lets go snuggle in bed and they would run to bed and wait for me and we would snuggle. They are 6 & 7. It is my favorite time of the day with them.

  17. My dogs are small dogs so they can’t do the head in the lap unless you are sitting on the floor for them but they do know the hugs command ๐Ÿ™‚ They will get in your lap and snuggle up to your chest by leaning in for hugs.

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