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Advice about a very needy lab cross

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Heyho111 Sat 27-Feb-16 19:36:39

My lad is so needy. He constantly paws and licks me. He doesn't leave my side. He can be fast asleep at my feet and I only have to reach for my cup of tea or alter position and he wakes and stands up in anticipation of following me. He literally follows every step I take even if it's one.
He gets lots of walks and has lots of company from husband, teenager , cat and another dog. But it's me that he's very attached too.
He has a lovely personality. I'm worried that his neediness is causing him to be anxious. Is this just his personality or is there something I can do to help him. Thanks

BlackMarigold Sat 27-Feb-16 19:58:02

i think its a lab thing, mine's the same. Although I stopped him nuzzling and drooling on me by telling him "leave" and moving his head away.

Thattimeofyearagain Sun 28-Feb-16 14:35:13

Lab cross here too, my boy is very needy around me but is fine if I'm not there.

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Mon 29-Feb-16 07:10:21

A lot of the working breeds are like it. My MILs lab & retriever were both similar, they were fine when they were left. My current St is a pro at being fast asleep & snoring until I leave the room.

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