CODDLE OR CUDDLE?
One of the tips my dog trainer gave me was to make the distinction between coddling and cuddling.
Coddling: If your pup is agitated, scared or anxious, acknowledge it. But don’t respond by reflecting that same energy. Don’t go into a downward spiral of “oh poor baby, what’s the matter, I will protect you.” Acknowledge her, and keep elevated. Tell her she’s okay and you keep calm to raise her energy back to calm, submissive and centered.
Cuddling is of course, showing love and affection without any drama or self-induced emotion. Cuddling is neutral and empowered.Read More