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    Hi all. We have a 5 mth old bulldog pup and he will NOT snuggle! Our old bulldog used to sleep with my wife and I on our bed and would love nothing more to cuddle up to someone.

    Our Gus is crate trained and he LOVES his crate and he goes in and out of there and would rather go hang out in there than snuggle up with my wife and I.

    I don't really care, as I'm happy he likes his crate. My wife on the other hand tries every night to bring him to bed, but he walks around the bed like he can't get comfortable and always looks like he's going to jump off (our bed is a few feet up). Eventually my wife brings him back down to his crate with a sad look in her eye.

    Is this just a puppy thing? Do you think he'll ever want to just snuggle? Sleep in bed? Or is he now addicted to the crate? I know it's a tough question since every dog is different but for my wife's sake I hope he starts snuggling!


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    He is still an active little kid! When he gets older,and likes to sleep more, he will probably be a Teddy Bear for your wife!
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    Nothing is worse than getting a super cuddling, snuggling bulldog FIRST
    than getting one after and nope!...grab some loving quick because ain't
    no bully got any time for that! I so feel your pain because it's happened
    to me and others have complained too, you are not alone!

    Since yours is a youngster, plenty of time to go thru changes and start
    cuddling with Momma...and Daddy In the meantime, you must share
    the puppy pics, omg...he's simple adorable, Welcome to EBN!


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    Awww, my girl isn't a big snuggler either. Occasionally, she'll snuggle up to me, but it's not the norm. Most times, I have to force the snuggles. LOL
    {MEAN JOE BELLA}



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    I feel her pain... Our first was mr. Cuddles... Our second- wanted nothing less than cuddles, she hated it and always did for her 9 yrs. she slept with us but if we tried to cuddle, which Dad did, she would go to foot of bed and grumble.

    Our current boy is all cuddles
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    Thanks for the info. Sounds like it's hit or miss and hopefully he gets more laid back over the years-imageuploadedbytapatalk1439039852-681247-jpg

    Here's Gus on the couch but looking to get right down! Most owners don't want their dogs on the couches and beds, and we would welcome it but he don't like it!


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    I feel her pain... Our first was mr. Cuddles... Our second- wanted nothing less than cuddles, she hated it and always did for her 9 yrs. she slept with us but if we tried to cuddle, which Dad did, she would go to foot of bed and grumble.

    Our current boy is all cuddles
    -imageuploadedbytapatalk1439033190-956001-jpg
    Great pic. That's the same pose me and my old bulldog Spike would be during football Sunday's. Awesome


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    Both of my boys are huge teddy bears! They love to cuddle with their momma!


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    I feel her pain... Our first was mr. Cuddles... Our second- wanted
    nothing less than cuddles, she hated it and always did for her 9 yrs. she slept with us but if we
    tried to cuddle, which Dad did, she would go to foot of bed and grumble.

    Our current boy is all cuddles
    -imageuploadedbytapatalk1439033190-956001-jpg

    Christine, I haven't seen this special pic, I LOVE it!

    Can really see how big Lambo has gotten...HUGE!


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    When I first brought Finn home at 4months old he wouldn't sleep in my bed either and preferred the floor. Unlike Tate, Finn was not a cuddly/snuggly kind of bulldog.Over the years however, Finn has become more snuggly and will sometimes put his head on my lap, and when it's time for bed he sleeps very close to my side. So, just give it some time and you may see Gus "evolve" into a snuggly boy.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Carol View Post
    Christine, I haven't seen this special pic, I LOVE it!

    Can really see how big Lambo has gotten...HUGE!
    Carol... That us new, taken last night. Lambeau is now 9 mths and 47 lbs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gussesdad View Post
    Hi all. We have a 5 mth old bulldog pup and he will NOT snuggle! Our old bulldog used to sleep with my wife and I on our bed and would love nothing more to cuddle up to someone.

    Our Gus is crate trained and he LOVES his crate and he goes in and out of there and would rather go hang out in there than snuggle up with my wife and I.

    I don't really care, as I'm happy he likes his crate. My wife on the other hand tries every night to bring him to bed, but he walks around the bed like he can't get comfortable and always looks like he's going to jump off (our bed is a few feet up). Eventually my wife brings him back down to his crate with a sad look in her eye.

    Is this just a puppy thing? Do you think he'll ever want to just snuggle? Sleep in bed? Or is he now addicted to the crate? I know it's a tough question since every dog is different but for my wife's sake I hope he starts snuggling!


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    This is absolutely a puppy thing. Matilda didn't like to snuggle as a pup and now that's ALL she likes to do. He's just too excited to want to cuddle right now! Plus cuddling for us is actually a sign of dominance for dogs, so he's probably trying to assert his independence as well. He'll get over it.

    As for the bed, why don't you get stairs so he can come and go as he pleases? I'm sure a big issue is that he doesn't like to be trapped onto the bed. This way he can move on his own when he gets hot or needs water or something. Give it time!

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