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I have a black lab, 2 yrs, who just won't let me out of his sight. He follows me all over the house and will wake up just to follow me! I do have a 9mth baby, which may be the reason. I just hope he's not feeling insecure!! Any suggestions??
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Hi I have a black lab, 2 yrs, who just won't let me out of his sight. He follows me ... I do have a 9mth baby, which may be the reason. I just hope he's not feeling insecure!! Any suggestions??

My 6 year old lab is like glue - they love their people. Most of the time I think she thinks she might miss out on something - like food!

Sue and Atty
My 6 year old lab is like glue - they love their people. Most of the time I think she thinks she might miss out on something - like food!

My gosh - I have a 3 retriever parade. I wouldn't know what to do without them!

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
My 6 year old lab is like glue - they ... thinks she might miss out on something - like food!

My gosh - I have a 3 retriever parade. I wouldn't know what to do without them!

No retrievers, but for 11 years, I was not able to go to the bathroom by myself.

Shelly
http://www.cat-sidh.net (the Mother Ship)
http://esther.cat-sidh.net (Letters to Esther)
Hi I have a black lab, 2 yrs, who just won't let me out of his sight. He follows me ... I do have a 9mth baby, which may be the reason. I just hope he's not feeling insecure!! Any suggestions??

How long have you had the dog?
Is this a new behavior?
Is it nine months old? Or is it more recent than that? Does he follow you when there are other people in the house? Does he follow you particularly when you have the baby? (And if he does, it may be that he wants to help protect that new "puppy":.) Assuming that you already had the dog, were you working full-time before you had the baby so that there is a change - in his behavior and yours -now that you are home?
As others have said, my dogs prefer to be in the same room with me. I have dog beds in the den so they can be comfortable while they are keeping me company. Some dogs don't do this but many do. It's not that they feel insecure but rather that they are dogs and relate to pack behavior - which means that you stay mostly together. I like that my companion animals are companionable.
Judy
I like that my companion animals are companionable.

Good summary!

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
My gosh - I have a 3 retriever parade. I wouldn't know what to do without them!

No retrievers, but for 11 years, I was not able to go to the bathroom by myself.

I do the three-dog shuffle, sliding my bare feet along the pergo to avoid stepping on various bits of canine anatomy as they jostle for proximity. I have satellites.
Hi I have a black lab, 2 yrs, who just won't let me out of his sight. He follows me ... I do have a 9mth baby, which may be the reason. I just hope he's not feeling insecure!! Any suggestions??

Sounds like separation anxiety. My baby does the same thing. She follows me down the hall and when I'm wearing shorts, I feel her touch each calf with her nose for each step I take!! There is medication for that but I hear that when they finally accept you as the leader and know you will protect them, it will subside. It's all in there little heads!
No retrievers, but for 11 years, I was not able to go to the bathroom by myself.

I do the three-dog shuffle, sliding my bare feet along the pergo to avoid stepping on various bits of canine anatomy as they jostle for proximity. I have satellites.- Hide quoted text - - Show quoted text -

Now that's well written!
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