Post # 1
We adopted little Schenley almost 4 weeks ago. The poor baby follows me from room to room. Just when I think she’s finally alseep, I sneak quietly around the house. But, nope, she’s at my feet within seconds. I wish she felt secure enough to not follow me everytime I move 5 feet away from her!
Do they grow out of this????
Post # 3
I heard from someone who watches the Dog Whisperer show that dogs follow around the person who appears to have the most contriol in the home. I am also assuming that they would also follow around the primary caregiver.
So.. it’s a compliment, sort of?
Post # 4
@Nlmiele: HAHA I will be sure to pass that information along to my FI. I like the part about having the most control in the home. Awesome.
Post # 5
I’m sure it will stop with time. My husband is out of town right now so the cats are sleeping in the room with me but the rest of the time they are on their own.
Post # 6
LOL well, our dog (Little Jerry) is about 8 years old and he cannot be on his own, is always following one or both of us around. So maybe he’ll grow out of it… or maybe he’ll be a big baby like our dog and do it til the day he dies ha! Once he’s older tho I’m sure it will be less annoying, I don’t find it annoying at all. Jerry isn’t like at our feet all the time, just has to be in the same room. you’re dog is really cute!!
Post # 7
We have 2 cats. One of them (the youngest,) has taken to following my FI around incessantly here lately since my son has been gone. She is technically my 12 year old son’s cat but he’s visiting his dad and has been gone a month. So, she follows FI’s EVERY move, and inadvertantly trips you and gets under your feet in the process. She’s just around a year old. She was a lot like this with my son, now she seems to have transferred her attachment!
But anyway, with dogs it seems to be much more common and if the dog sees you as pack leader, sometimes they do it forever! We had a male black lab when I was in high school that was literally my mom’s shadow. He adored her but yeah, 80 pounds of dog is no fun to trip over when you don’t realize they are again RIGHT there. He used to even get out of the yard and follow her truck when she went to the store (corner store)… she wouldn’t realize until she came OUT of the store and he’d be sitting outside the door, waiting for her to come out, or sometimes he’d jump into the back of the truck!
Post # 8
It could be related to separation anxiety. How does he do when you leave the house? (Super cute by the way!)
Post # 9
Yeah, she’s a cutie–thanks. But yes, it’s bad. She cries when I leave the house, even if FI is home. We had her in our friend’s fenced in back yard at one point, and she escaped somehow when she saw me walking to my car that was parked on the side of the road. I guess she’s momma’s girl. It’s cute, but it does get very irritating. I kick her and trip over her by accident at least 50 times a day.
Post # 10
My cats follow me, my middle one talks to me, she’s always meowing.
Post # 11
My cat is the same way. She is SO clingy! I spoke with the vet and he said some animals just have that kind of personality.
Post # 12
I think its great that she loves you that much! But I can see that it could be annoying, and you could easily step on her!
Definitely teach her the “stay” or “wait” command soon. That should help.
I think because she is a puppy, she is trying to learn from you, the “alpha”. After she learns her way, she will probably stop. Does she have toys or something else to keep her occupied?
Post # 13
I don’t know if it does stop with time we have 2 dogs that follow me at times constantly. Gizmo the Peke is 8 and does it less unless he’s scared or just wanting attention.
Polly the Jack is 2 and a total diva she wants all my attention all the time
But i love them so much anyways. You’re is too cute. I love dogs
Post # 14
What kind of breed is she? My dog has queensland heeler and australian shepherd in her. She’s followed me around since she was a puppy and now she’s 3! Even when I go into the bathroom, she will sit at the door until I come out. I’ve gotten used to it. I find it nice that I always have a foot warmer no matter where I’m sitting in the house!
I heard that it’s in the breed of a dog. If they have hearding instincts like border collies, aussies, heelers, etc. then they typically will follow a leader around as if they were a shepherd? Don’t quote me on that, I don’t even remember where I heard it from! I used to have a border collie that did the same thing too…
Then I did watch on the dog whisperer that the person they follow is considered the “alpha” of the pack. (ditto to someone else’s post) That should be an honor!
Post # 15
She’s a pitbull/italian greyhound and shes 9 months old. and Ashleykaye—super cute pups!
Post # 16
I’ve had my dog (a toy poodle) for about 7 months, and he follows me everywhere. I just got used to it. He’s almost 2 and has pretty bad separation anxiety in general.