Michele and Sergio
Join Date: Nov 2011
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Is my Hav a stalker?
I'm at home with my Hav and we can both be relaxing on the sofa. I just get up for a glass of water, and I can feel him breathing on my ankles. He follows me every where. I crack up laughing, and maybe that just encourages him. I do leave him during the day for about 8 hours while I'm at work. I thought maybe he had separation anxiety. I have tried teaching him the command "Relax!" and if I'm within eye sight of him, he sometimes will not jump up and follow me.
Do I have a stalker on my hands?
I know that Havs can be outstanding signal and alert dogs. That's one characteristic I wanted in my dog family member. He's very alert and curious. I just don't know if he enjoys the "guard" dog duty. If this is his job as a dog and it makes him happy, it really doesn't bother me. On the other hand, if it just makes him anxious, where he's following me because he's afraid I'm not coming back, how can I teach him to "relax" without taking away his instincts for being alert.