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!
Fourth Prize – $72 Value
Nice Mussels plus Wishes, Pecks (8 oz), Beams (7 oz), Quickies, and Smooches (16 oz)
Sponsored by The Honest Kitchen
Third Prize – $80 Value
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
Second Prize – $100 Value
14 bag assortment of Carus Soft n Tasty Baked Bites and Baked Bars
Sponsored by Caru
$300 PetSmart Gift Card
But wait, we have one more prize!
Social Media Prize
$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!
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:
- Start in a seated position where your dog can easily access your lap.
- Hold a treat between your knees.
- 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).
- After a few rounds of this, begin to add the clue ‘snuggle’.
- 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.
- 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?
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Disclaimer: The Trick or Treat Giveaway Hop is a sponsored by Caru, Nature’s Logic, and The Honest Kitchen.
My dog doesn’t know this one yet but he’s a cuddler so he’d probably catch on quick. 🙂
Don’t have a dog, so no. Cat person that’d love to win the Petsmart card. Any doggie treats would be donated.
My dogs don’t know this trick
Jen Longhurst says
Yup! My dog Jasper Zen knows this and 100 more tricks!
Awesome post 🙂
Ellie Davis says
ughh i wish she knew this trick! i sometimes wish she was a little more snuggly!!
Ruth Epstein says
Layla is a snuggler, I just lie on the bed and she jumps on my belly for cuddles
Nice trick, we don’t know this one yet.
rachel monn says
SO CUTE!! love this so much!
Sandy Weinstein says
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.
Tiffany's Diamond Dogs says
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 🙂
Cute trick! We don’t know it yet.
Amanda Patterson says
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!
Brandi Hawn says
yes he does know it, i taught him very similarly to this 🙂
Amy A says
That is such a cute trick idea Cody has no idea what personal space is so this will be a great trick for him to learn.
Devin Johns says
My dog could snuggle us all day, so this wouldn’t be hard 😉
Tenacious Little Terrier says
He knows a variation where he puts his head on the floor.
Jessica Gibson says
What a great trick. Never thought about that one. Gotta try it. Thanks for sharing.
Juliet Whitfield says
Love this snuggle trick. Going to teach my boys this. Great post!
We haven’t taught him this trick.
alicia szemon says
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!
Steve Weber says
This is a cute trick.. I have to try it!
Cheryl Chervitz says
My dogs don’t know this trick. It sounds cute and hopefully I can teach them how.
I’ve never put this to command, but one of my dogs does this all the time and it wouldn’t be hard to teach.
Will G says
My dog does not know this trick.
Mary Cloud says
My dogs haven’t had a chance to learn any tricks yet
eric k says
this is exactly how i trained him
Annamarie V says
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.
Daniel Scott says
My dog does not know how to snuggle.
carol clark says
my dog is learning but doesnt know it
my pooches can’t do this trick but I love them anyways.
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.
Rolly knows no tricks. He is my dumb dumb friend.
Lara Elizabeth says
What an adorable and unique idea to teach a large breed!
Christine Aiello says
We don’t know this trick yet but I love this idea and will have to try it out!
Unfortunately my dog doesn’t know any tricks. I’ve tried to teach her several times in the past but she just doesn’t get it.
Emily Endrizzi says
No, our dogs don’t know this trick/command either. I have a hard time training all the dogs together as I’m almost never one on one with them.
jenn grenier says
My dogs don’t know this trick yet, but it’s definitely a new one to try!
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!
Billy Lilley says
My dog does not know this trick but I plan to teach it to him.
Thomas Murphy says
My dog does not know the trick.
Ann Cluck says
No my dogs do not know this trick. Great one though!
Jamie Williams says
My dog doesn’t like to snuggle. We have tried. He wont.
I am fortunate to have 2 natural ‘huggers’
Anne-Marie Tvete says
My dog does something similar when I ask him if he wants to snuggle. It is so cute.
Sam Stamp says
Our dog doesn’t know this trick yet. He’ll catch on sooner or later though.
Mary W says
Cute trick. I’m still trying to master stay with my dogs.
Laurie Nykaza says
I have not tried this sounds easy we have 3 dogs so will give it a try with the clicker and treats
Nancy Burgess says
Our dogs snuggle all the time.They do it on there own we didn’t teach them.
Julie Murphy says
My dogs can not do this trick
I have really enjoyed all of the tricks the bloggers have been sharing
so cute ! Yes, i love to snuggle with YoYo. I use the command …I love you …and he snuggles 🙂
Kristyn Martin says
My dog doesn’t know this trick yet, but I am planning to teach her!
Debra Guillen says
My dog does not know this trick.
Jodi Stone says
That’s a great trick! Sampson rests his head on the couch if you have food, maybe I could coax him a bit further. 🙂
Hope Atka is feeling better!
Ellen Casper says
My shelties know a lot of tricks but not this one
Susan P. says
This one would be easy for my dog to learn!
Sarah De Diego says
I love to snuggle!!!
Thanks for sharing.
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Erin Will says
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!
tiffany dayton says
Bo is a75 lb. Boxer. He loves to snuggle and loves to stand up and hug you. He can also sit a shake.
kim v says
My dog likes to cuddle — didn’t have to teach. 🙂
Amy Orvin says
My dog doesn’t do any tricks.
Marilyn Nawara says
2 of my dogs will snuggle on command but my Westie only does it when it suits him.
Tamra H says
Our pup does not know this trick, but I’d love to try and teach him!
Mallory H. says
How cute! They do not know this on command
Jan K says
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!
Jan K says
PS….I also meant to say so sorry Atka has not been well. I hope he is on the road to recovery and is better soon.
Yes, my dog knows this trick. It kind of came naturally.
Tammy Horn says
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.
Michelle S says
How sweet! My dog does not know how to do this, but she does know “mooches” to give a kiss on the cheek.
Michele Cupp says
I’ve actually never heard of this trick, but I love it and may have to teach it now!
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…
Caryn Coates says
My dog loves to snuggle and would do it all day if he could
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!
Kim Cowgar says
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 🙂
Wendy R. says
Since my dogs don’t know this one, I will be teaching it to them!
Sharon Gilbert says
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.
This would be a gift for my friends dogs to share. They know many tricks!
Stephanie Phelps says
My dogs only know to sit and they do that when they want to lol. I think it is cool the way they taught them
Juliee Fitze says
They haven’t learnt this one in fact never thought of it . Will have to add it .
Melissa Storms says
I think this is a trick that I can teach my dog. I hope Akita is feeling better soon.
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 🙂 They will get in your lap and snuggle up to your chest by leaning in for hugs.
Heather D says
My dog is working on this trick. She’s a timid rescue but smart and wants to do well.