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Yes my dog has two. She loves her anxiety puppies or her babies as I call them lol. She has had them since she was a puppy literally, she sucks on them every night before she goes to sleep and it’s just the sweetest thing . I actually need to buy her now (2) year old self a new one as she got frisky one day and ripped all the heads off her toys so she has been banned and she is not happy. I really recommended this toy it works, she loved the heart beat when she was little. I used to put rice in a sock and heat it in the microwave and use it as the warming component.
A dog breeder recommended this toy for our new puppy. I was skeptical about getting a dog a stuffed animal (old school of me) BUT I have to say, she loves it. She does rough house with it a bit but so far it is holding up and it definitely helps her sleep. She cuttles up with it happily in her crate every night and even naps with it during the day. She did not seem to like the heart beat sound, so I turned it off.
Best investment ever. Breeder recommended that we purchase this for our new little puppy. Includes a heart that replicates the heartbeat. She loves it. Stays in her crate most of the time except when we go in the car we bring it with.
I brought home an 8 week puppy and had her Snuggle Puppy waiting for her. That night, I turned on the heart-beat and put the Snuggle Puppy (whom we call “Mama”) into a crate with the puppy, Birdie. Birdie went to sleep and slept through the night without a whimper. I call that “Genius”!
This is a great idea - we ended up getting nervous about puppy getting into the heart and so haven't used it. Definitely something that would need to be supervised. It was expensive due to the heart - I would just get a normal stuffy in the future. If there was some way to make the heart more protected I could see it being helpful!
I have two Chihuahuas that are 7lbs and smaller than this toy. We were thinking this would work for when we leave our go anywhere on vacation, since they are very attached to me. As soon as I tried this on our dogs, they barked at it. The heartbeat is too loud, so I tried to muffle it with socks, but it didn't really work. It created anxiety for my pups as opposed to creating peace for them.
I am so pleased with this purchase. My puppy is 12 weeks old and he loves snuggling with his Snuggle Puppy while in his crate. I keep the heartbeat on continuously but I haven't used the heat packs yet because our weather has been relatively warm since I purchased it. My puppy sleeps through the night with his Snuggle Puppy and cuddles up to it when he's napping during the day. Great purchase! We love Snuggle Puppy!
Read about it in a few articles about crate training, and it worked miracles here. Our new puppy is VERY clingy and this (plus a king with frozen mushy puppy food and a little peanut butter) helped with crate training immensely. No more whimpering and crying all day long and half the night!
Got this before I picked up my new puppy, turned on the heart beat the first night in the crate he slept 7 hours without a whimper. He uses it every night! it is the best!
Dash is a 1 year old Australian Cattle Dog. He is hard on toys. He will shred a stuffed toy within minutes. But his "baby", the snuggle puppy, he has not torn up. I bought this second one because I needed to wash the first one. Dash would search the house for it and pout until I gave it back to him.