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If I'm remembering correctly, you've posted about this exact same issue before. He could be resource guarding the couch, in which case - don't let him up there and/or teach him to get off on cue. He might not like being physically 'scootched' around, especially when he's all settled in & comfortable. I'm sure you already know that many (most?) dogs don't like to be hugged, but often will tolerate it from the people they love. So.... let HIM be the one to initiate physical contact. Don't lean over, grab him & stick your face close to him. If he feels like cuddling, you'll be the first one to know. Don't push it.

Again, this seems to be an ongoing issue for you. What are you doing differently now than you were a month or so ago when this happened? Has he had a vet check for possible pain? What training or management have you put into place? If you're not changing your behavior, why are you expecting his to change?
 

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I believe this is your third time posting about this exact issue, and many people have indicated this is likely a dog who a) does not like to be physically moved, b) is possibly resource guarding, or c) simply is not the type of dog who likes physical affection like hugging and cuddling. Why? Who knows, it's likely genetic. It's just the way he is. It doesn't mean he loves you less. Regardless of the why, the solution is the same.

If you are still having difficulty accepting and understanding this issue, I would highly encourage you to consult with a professional, positive, force free trainer who can show you in person how you can manage this dog.

If you're not changing your behavior, why are you expecting his to change?
I don't mean to sound harsh, but that's the truth of it. You are still trying to physically move him even after he has indicated he doesn't much like it, and after multiple people have given you the advice to train him to move on cue to eliminate this problem entirely. If you continue to ignore his warnings, he will bite you. Ignoring his warnings is why he appears to be getting worse.
 

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I believe this is your third time posting about this exact issue, and many people have indicated this is likely a dog who a) does not like to be physically moved, b) is possibly resource guarding, or c) simply is not the type of dog who likes physical affection like hugging and cuddling. Why? Who knows, it's likely genetic. It's just the way he is. It doesn't mean he loves you less. Regardless of the why, the solution is the same.

If you are still having difficulty accepting and understanding this issue, I would highly encourage you to consult with a professional, positive, force free trainer who can show you in person how you can manage this dog.



I don't mean to sound harsh, but that's the truth of it. You are still trying to physically move him even after he has indicated he doesn't much like it, and after multiple people have given you the advice to train him to move on cue to eliminate this problem entirely. If you continue to ignore his warnings, he will bite you. Ignoring his warnings is why he appears to be getting worse.
very true I just really come on here to vent about it because no one in my family understands. He had actually stopped for a couple months and had no problems up intill a couple weeks ago. I don’t really try and move him
I believe this is your third time posting about this exact issue, and many people have indicated this is likely a dog who a) does not like to be physically moved, b) is possibly resource guarding, or c) simply is not the type of dog who likes physical affection like hugging and cuddling. Why? Who knows, it's likely genetic. It's just the way he is. It doesn't mean he loves you less. Regardless of the why, the solution is the same.

If you are still having difficulty accepting and understanding this issue, I would highly encourage you to consult with a professional, positive, force free trainer who can show you in person how you can manage this dog.



I don't mean to sound harsh, but that's the truth of it. You are still trying to physically move him even after he has indicated he doesn't much like it, and after multiple people have given you the advice to train him to move on cue to eliminate this problem entirely. If you continue to ignore his warnings, he will bite you. Ignoring his warnings is why he appears to be getting worse.
you don’t sound harsh at all. He stopped for a couple of months and had no problems up until a couple weeks ago. He does know the off cue and when I nudge him I mean I try and scoot him so he can sit closer to me. Since he wasn’t doing it for a while I was confused why he started away and I got several different answers on what to do lile to not let him on the couch or to not move him at all but I’m more so confused why he does it to just me.
I believe this is your third time posting about this exact issue, and many people have indicated this is likely a dog who a) does not like to be physically moved, b) is possibly resource guarding, or c) simply is not the type of dog who likes physical affection like hugging and cuddling. Why? Who knows, it's likely genetic. It's just the way he is. It doesn't mean he loves you less. Regardless of the why, the solution is the same.

If you are still having difficulty accepting and understanding this issue, I would highly encourage you to consult with a professional, positive, force free trainer who can show you in person how you can manage this dog.



I don't mean to sound harsh, but that's the truth of it. You are still trying to physically move him even after he has indicated he doesn't much like it, and after multiple people have given you the advice to train him to move on cue to eliminate this problem entirely. If you continue to ignore his warnings, he will bite you. Ignoring his warnings is why he appears to be getting worse.
You are absolutely right. This is my second time posting tho the other one was regarding my other dog willow who also hates being moved but I have since figured that out. I was really just posting to vent because no one in my family understands (my mom thinks it’s normal puppy behavior) and I wanted to see if someone else has went through the same. I have stopped trying to move him or disturb him and have been tough on training and have also started giving him more exercise.
 

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not normal puppy behavior! he either really doesn't enjoy it or is doing some resource guarding like others said. if he actually stopped for a while out of nowhere I have to wonder if something is painful and maybe gets stiff when he sleeps. does he get up easily or has he had any puppy injuries?


very true I just really come on here to vent about it because no one in my family understands. He had actually stopped for a couple months and had no problems up intill a couple weeks ago. I don’t really try and move him

you don’t sound harsh at all. He stopped for a couple of months and had no problems up until a couple weeks ago. He does know the off cue and when I nudge him I mean I try and scoot him so he can sit closer to me. Since he wasn’t doing it for a while I was confused why he started away and I got several different answers on what to do lile to not let him on the couch or to not move him at all but I’m more so confused why he does it to just me.

You are absolutely right. This is my second time posting tho the other one was regarding my other dog willow who also hates being moved but I have since figured that out. I was really just posting to vent because no one in my family understands (my mom thinks it’s normal puppy behavior) and I wanted to see if someone else has went through the same. I have stopped trying to move him or disturb him and have been tough on training and have also started giving him more exercise.
 

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not normal puppy behavior! he either really doesn't enjoy it or is doing some resource guarding like others said. if he actually stopped for a while out of nowhere I have to wonder if something is painful and maybe gets stiff when he sleeps. does he get up easily or has he had any puppy injuries?
yes he had stopped and then just randomly started doing it again. He hasn’t had any injuries so I’m assuming he just hates being disturbed. At one point I thought maybe that he hated being nudged on his back leg or butt because he had a bad case of demodex when he was younger and had to get several skin scrapings on those areas. Maybe he associates that area with pain? I wasn’t able to be in the room with him when he had this done but I do know he was not being corporativa at all.
 
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