Activities For Dogs Who Like To Cuddle

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Introduction

Do you have a lovable dog who just loves to cuddle with you? This is the guide for you! There are many activities that involve cuddling up to your buddy, all of which will be laid out in detail right here. So get prepared, pull out those fluffy blankets and puffy pillows. Maybe prep some snacks while you're at it too, you never know. It's time to cuddle with your furry buddies and have an epic time doing it. What are you waiting for?

Indoor Camp Snuggles

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
1 - 12 hrs
Items needed
Tent
Sleeping bag
Blankets
Pillows
Dog-friendly snacks
Activity description
If you've ever been camping, then you know the sheer hassle that it is to actually, you know, go camping. You need a good tent, not a cheap one, you need cooking materials that can go over the open flame, like skillets, and you need to be super careful with how hot those get. There's bugs, pests, and the outdoors is your restroom. And the bears? The good news is you and your dog can camp indoors. Cheap tent, cheap sleeping bag, gather up your blankets and pillows, and cuddle up inside! Need hot cocoa or something to make you feel like your camping s'more? Go to your own kitchen and whip something up hassle free.
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Consider snack options
When you think of camping, you think of s'mores, hot chocolate, maybe coffee, baked beans, and hot dogs. It may be wise, to really elevate the experience and make it seem more realistic, to get some snack options for the indoor camping fun. It's also a good idea to get simple things you can put together quickly, or that you can at least do the bulk of the prep work for. Oh, and don't forget the dog treats. Preferably something smoky that screams "camping food for dogs."
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Gather the items
Now that you've got the snacks, don't leave the store just yet! Your objective here is to, at the very least, get a cheap tent that you can put together. If you really don't see the point in the sleeping bag, or don't feel like it would be comfortable sleeping in it, you could always use it as a mattress, of sorts, and use the blankets to bundle up in. Up to you!
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Set things up
Now it's time to get home and get to work. Do any food prep required first, then change into your comfortable clothes, because you're camping indoors! Not going to freeze here. Finally, set up the tent. You want to do this last, because otherwise your dog will probably get too excited ahead of schedule and everything will be hard to get done!
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"Go" camping!
Finally, it's time! Jump into the tent, invite the dog inside, and enjoy the experience. Cuddle up for warmth, offer a camping dog treat, eat a hot dog together, or take a nap. Bonus idea: if you have something like a humidifier, which can be set with a timer, and happen to have a dog safe scent that smells very woodland, we suggest you use it. It really makes you feel like you're in the woods. It's also super safe, so if you two fall asleep, there's no worries. No candles, please! Make sure your indoor camp site is in a room with an open window. The outside sounds and the fresh air will offer a more realistic experience!
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Movie Night

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
2 hrs
Items needed
Treats
Pillows (optional)
Blankets (optional)
Activity description
So there have been some movie theaters popping up all over the country that are now allowing dogs inside. It's not common, but Isle of Dogs seemed to bring them out of the woodwork, unsurprisingly. Thanks, Wes Anderson. But if you don't happen to live near one of those theaters, fret not. You can have a movie night in with doggo. On the couch. Maybe toss some pillows and blankets in the mix if you want. But treats are a must, right? Make sure to do some research on what's safe for dogs to eat, movie snack-wise, though. For instance, they can eat popcorn just fine, but it can get stuck in their teeth, causing issues. So if you do share your popcorn, eat most of a piece, and then offer your camping partner the safe part.
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Pick a movie
We don't know about you, but animals in general seem to be fascinated with other animals. Cats will jump up at the TV when a bird flies up on NatGeo. Dogs will watch intently when there's another dog on the screen. Even birds like cockatoos will look at a cat and try to inspect it, to see what it is exactly. So when you pick a movie, remember: it needs to feature some animals. And by some, we mean a lot. And by animals, we mean preferably dogs, because they're the best animals ever, of course!
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Prep the snacks
Make the popcorn, open the Twizzlers, and get a small handful of your dog's treats, unless you made something extra special and dog-friendly. Then bring that instead. Remember, dogs can eat dog safe peanut butter, the safe part of popcorn, watermelon, and other delicious foods in moderation.
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Watch a movie and cuddle!
It's finally time! Hit play, get comfortable on the couch, and invite your dog up to cuddle. If you get a little peckish, reach for some snacks, and don't forget to share the safe stuff. Tip: don't make the snacks and place them on the coffee table before you if you don't intend to nibble right way, you'll just torture the dog!
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Bedtime Stories

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Book
Activity description
This is an amazing activity for dogs and humans who love to cuddle up together. And it pretty much requires zero effort. If you already have a large reading selection at home, or if you find a way to get a free e-book download, you may not even have to spend any money either.  And at its core, it's a sweet activity. All you do is get in bed, get comfortable, whip out a book (or tablet, or Kindle) and then cuddle and read out loud. Not only is it super simple, it will help you both wind down for the day.
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Select a book
This is a bit tricky. But we can walk you through it. If your dog is more on the serious side or more intellectual, pick a classic. If your dog is more casual and laid back, a piece of modern fiction is probably the way to go. If both of you are very artistic, maybe look up a biography of an artist, or a collection of their work.
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Master the art of comfort
Now that you've selected a book, it's time to get comfortable. Place pillows wherever they're needed, and add any blankets or duvets. Remember, the best bed sheets are versatile: cool sheets on the bottom, with a fluffy, warm duvet on top. Also, remember the dog will be cuddling, and this may be the position you're in for at least an hour. And because you'll be reading, it's a good idea to get your head elevated on some pillows. Make sure your pup has plenty of room too, and make sure that there is fresh air for optimal comfort.
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Let storytime begin!
And now it's finally storytime! Call your dog in, cuddle up so that you are nice and comfortable, and adjust as necessary. Once you're both ready, begin reading out loud. The sound of your voice is a great treat for any dog. They love humans, especially the humans they live with, so consider this a bonding experience for both of you.
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Take A Nap

Sometimes you just need to go back to basics. Plus, there's just nothing more calming or helpful than a nap. So find a spot, whether it's your couch (if it's large and comfortable enough for both of you to share), or your bed, and get to cuddling.

Listen to Music Together

There's nothing more hipster than sitting on the couch and listening to some new music. Streaming services make this easy these days, providing an array of new music suggestions based on what you typically gravitate to, so it shouldn't be hard to find something decent. Invite your dog on the couch, cuddle up, get some pillows, and zen out together to the pleasant notes.

Conclusion

And that's a wrap! Hopefully you've found an activity you'd love to do with your adorable best friend who likes to cuddle. After a walk or another form of healthy exercise, your pup will appreciate the closeness. Rain or shine, morning or night, there is nothing that can compare to snuggling with your best buddy.