Don’t get me wrong, I love snuggling with Luna. She keeps me warm on cold nights and company when I am lonely. But lately she has been clingier than plastic wrap (excuse my cliche, but I don’t know what else is clingy).

She has been so clingy that she uses me as a pillow.

Luna needs a pillow

She tries to fit in the most impossible places.

Luna tries to fit.

She will not even let me play any Candy Crush.

Luna plays Candy Crush.

She has even tried to go to IKEA with me.

Luna goes to IKEA

And she absolutely thinks that we share the same food.

Luna wants food.

So after some creative thinking I came up with two solutions to cure the excessive clingy-ness.

Solution 1: Place dog bed on couch. Give yourself enough room to move, but place it close enough so your dog knows you are near by. The snuggly quality of the bed and the close proximity keeps Luna happy. She will stay like that for hours.

Luna enjoys the new placement of her bed

Solution 2: If the first solution did not work, try rolling your dog into a blanket, burrito style. A warm and fluffy blanket will easily solve any snuggling desires, especially if you stay close by. Worst case: you will at least get a good laugh.

Luna is wrapped in a blanket

How do you avoid getting snuggled to death?

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Jessica Shipman

Jessica Shipman

Jessica Shipman is a bargain hunter, food lover, and software engineer figuring out how to be a pet parent for the first time. Jessica has been a long time lover of all animals (especially llamas and manatees) and is happy that she can finally combine that love with technology.
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  • Parenting Furkids

    I just don’t bother trying. When Vlad “hugs” me, we’re standing face to face. He can shove me and the chair away from the desk with his head whenever he wants. If he wants attention, he gets it. He’s taught Barkly some tricks too. Now B jumps up with his feet on my knees and pushes me back. I spend 2-3 hours in the floor with them every day because it’s just easier to give in.

    • beaglesbargains

      Haha yes most of the time I just give in too. Luna is a bit smaller so I don’t get many hugs, but her cousin Keto loves to give them and love to receive them!

  • Rachael

    Great tips! Unfortunately for me I can’t really do anything about it when Del tries to hug me. He probably weighs about 100 pounds now, so if he sits on me (which rotties just love to do) I’m stuck. I kind of enjoy it though 🙂

    • beaglesbargains

      Oh man I bet you would be stuck. Luna is only 22 pounds, so she is easy to move if I need to, but she almost always finds herself back in a few minutes.

  • Emma

    Mom doesn’t mind getting over snuggled. With three dog and two cats, it is kind of unavoidable!

    • beaglesbargains

      That is absolutely true! Are you all snugglers?

  • Roxy

    Maybe she’s cold. Roxy is always velcro dog, but more so in the cold weather.

    • beaglesbargains

      That is a good point! It isn’t too cold here yet (in the 60s), but it could still be it. I love the term velcro dog, by the way!

  • annstaub

    That is so Shiner too! Roxy has a good point. Shiner does get very cold in the winter. But regardless, she is still clingy even when it is not cold!

    • beaglesbargains

      The cold weather might have definitely been the trigger. I didn’t think about that. Maybe that’s why the blanket works so well!

  • SlimDoggy

    Good options – I particularly like the burrito idea. Neither of my guys are snugglers and I kind of miss it 🙁

    • beaglesbargains

      Luna loves being a burrito! I bet your guys give you plenty of love in other ways, even if they aren’t snugglers!

  • Jill C.

    Haha, I totally have issues with my little Cairn smothering my to death. She really hates it when I’m on any electronic device, and she does whatever she can to distract me.

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  • dh_jax

    LOL. Try telling six snuggly Velcro dog shelties that you need to breathe….. Luckily I have one Sheltie who understands and appreciates “personal space” and he gives snuggles and love and then settles into his own space. The others, not so much. Even if I put a HEATED bed close by or a pile of snuggly pillows and blankets, if I’m on the couch they have to be ATLEAST touching me, if not on me…. Sometimes I can distract them enough to go lay with my hubby….more than once I’ve encouraged them to sleep with him when he’s fallen asleep and he’s woken up feeling smothered with literally 5-6 Shelties on top of him. Luckily he loves them as much as I do! LOL