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Will my puppy ever stop following me round?

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FaceClothParty Mon 10-Feb-20 19:55:33

9 week old cockerpoo. She sleeps at night really well in a crate and happily goes in.

But in the day, she wants to be on a lap, or follows around. She’ll occasionally take a chew toy off to her bed. But try with a baby gate into kitchen and whining and barking. Wong be in a play pen or crate in the day....

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Sonichu Mon 10-Feb-20 20:00:35

She's a baby. What do you expect from a puppy?

Eckhart Mon 10-Feb-20 20:05:11

My JRT cross would howl and howl and howl in the mornings when she was a baby - because I'd gone for a shower. She's grown up healthily attached to me and good at being left home alone, too. Don't worry. Yours will grow out of it.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 10-Feb-20 20:07:13

She’s 9 weeks. Of course she wants the security of being with you. Blimey.

CupCupGoose Mon 10-Feb-20 20:09:23

My 3 year old and 18 month old dogs still follow me everywhere. Even if I Stand up to switch a light on, they will jump up excitedly and follow me across the room.

DaisyArtichoke7 Mon 10-Feb-20 20:09:40

Mine is 16 weeks now and often takes himself off and settles down for a bit but for the first 4 or 5 weeks he either sat on me or followed me.

DaisyArtichoke7 Mon 10-Feb-20 20:10:20

He is a cockerpoo

Lfle26 Mon 10-Feb-20 20:11:40

My Cockapoo is almost 3 and still follows me around everywhere if I’m in the house!!

Dreamersandwishers Mon 10-Feb-20 20:16:05

Nope. 2 labs, pretty much glued to me all day. Guess they never know when I might start cooking😂

Velveteal Mon 10-Feb-20 20:16:27

They do get better as they get older although I think some are naturally more independent than others. Just keep popping in and out of the room, very low key, very boring and they might eventually get the hint.

Veterinari Mon 10-Feb-20 20:18:46

She's only 9 weeks so will need a lot of reassurance - the last couple of weeks will have been very stressful for her.

However you do need to train her to settle and stay calm without you. Cocker poi's are prone to separation anxiety.

Look at dog's trust dog school videos for the settle command

joffreyscoffees Mon 10-Feb-20 20:38:01

My younger dog will be 6 this year.. he still follows me around the house, will not settle in another room away from me (although is fine when we leave the house). Not sure why it's a problem.

Olliephaunt4eyes Mon 10-Feb-20 20:40:41

My dog is now a year and a half and whines and cries if he can't see me or one of the other humans in the household. Mostly DH to be honest. He's the favourite. Some dogs just like their humans close.

user1471453601 Mon 10-Feb-20 20:45:27

Our dog (9 years old, rescue, had her for two years) decided quite early on that DD was her (dogs) person.

Dog is fine with us when DD is at work. When DD is home, she follows DD. To the point DD calls dog " her little shadow".

Dog loves you and she's only a baby

adaline Mon 10-Feb-20 20:47:38

Mine is two on Friday and still follows me around the house!

He can be left on his own though and if I shut him out of a room he'll settle fine. But if I leave the door or baby gate open then he's there in a flash grin

Whynosnowyet Mon 10-Feb-20 20:48:18

Lurchers 6 +9 still supervise me having a wee....

BayandBlonde Mon 10-Feb-20 20:49:50

Expect this for another 15 years or so!

What's wrong with pup wanting to be with their owner?

Yamihere Mon 10-Feb-20 20:54:18

Don't leave your pup to bark and whine, that can lead to separation anxiety which is a bugger to cure!
Leave pup with a chew, Kong or similar, for a minute to begin with and gradually increase time away from them while they are happy relaxing.
Remember though, their whole world has completely changed the last couple of weeks and they are still very much a baby. They have just been taken from mum, siblings and only home they have ever known. All that after being born not long before the stressful Xmas period, it is no wonder pup needs some reassurance.

nicky7654 Mon 10-Feb-20 20:59:53

Seriously your pup is 9 weeks! Why did you have a pup? You obviously don't care very much for the poor thing!!! Unbelievable!!!!!

Velveteal Mon 10-Feb-20 21:19:53

Why do people have to be so horrible in their replies!! What on earth in the op indicates that she ‘obviously doesn’t care very much for the poor thing’ what a ridiculous statement! Puppies are really hard work, it can feel overwhelming. Let’s give the op some support and encouragement instead of throwing insults.

Velveteal Mon 10-Feb-20 21:20:48

OP-join us on the puppy support thread. We’re a kind, non judgemental group all going through the same difficulties.

FaceClothParty Mon 10-Feb-20 21:30:39

She’s a great little pup, full of character....but I am worried that she’ll never be able to be on her own for a bit. I’m looking for reassurance that this is normal.

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FaceClothParty Mon 10-Feb-20 21:31:54

She loves a chew but I was worried about giving her too many. So was thinking one a day.

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Lostkeyagain Mon 10-Feb-20 21:34:51

Mine still follows me everywhere (including the loo unless I shut her out). You’ll get used to it!

PS Can we see a photo of your pup?

TeensArghhhh Mon 10-Feb-20 21:36:26

The pup is 9 weeks old! Of course she wants to be with you. A great time to train recall.

My dog is 2 years old and still insists on joining me in the kitchen/bath/shower/toilet.

She is happy enough being left on her own for up to 3 hours now. We worked hard on it - at her pace.

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