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Does anyone feel like there can be too much togetherness with your hav? Just too much velcro? Lola follows me from room to room, regardless of how soundly she may be asleep, or how much she is enjoying her bully stick. It is my fault as I had such trouble with potty training, I never let her leave my sight for 8 months. We have worked through most of the Separation Anxiety she developed, and she is OK being left alone at home. But the minute I am here, she never lets me out of her line of sight. It is just the two of us, although she loves our neighbor, the dog walker and her many dog pals. It seems kinda weird. I don't mind it. I just wonder if it is healthy?

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I think it is what it is. It's the nature of the beast, err, I mean hav.
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All my dogs have ALWAYS been like this. My golden followed me from room to room. If i was in the shower, he was right outside the door. If I went to the bathroom..there he was. Asleep next to the dishwasher, while I was cooking, in the laundry room while I was doing clothes. Now, I've got that...times three. So, personally..I don't think it's a Hav thing, as much as it's just a dog thing

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they do say it is a Hav trait. Personally I wish my boys had more it. They are very very independent. I don't know for sure, but I would be interested in other's opinions here, I think from what I can tell the girls are more protective of their master's.




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Henry does it too, room to room, from the moment I got him to this moment now.
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Kubrick goes room to room with me too. However, if he knows where I am, he feels more free to explore. Like laying in front of the bathroom when Spencer takes a shower if I'm at the computer. If he hears me move, however, he's back in a second. He just NEEDS to know where I am at all times. When he is VERY tired and sleeping, he will sometimes give me 30 seconds out of a room but then he follows if I'm not back. I've just gotten used to him following me now, I don't think I can change it.


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Scooter is definitely a velcro dog and I wouldn't have it any other way! He was doing ok when we left him in his crate but now he's crying again. It breaks my heart but sometimes he has go be in there. When he sees me getting my things together; shoes, purse, etc., he hides under the kitchen table and runs away when I try to catch him. Not sure what to do about that...

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Scooter is definitely a velcro dog and I wouldn't have it any other way! He was doing ok when we left him in his crate but now he's crying again. It breaks my heart but sometimes he has go be in there. When he sees me getting my things together; shoes, purse, etc., he hides under the kitchen table and runs away when I try to catch him. Not sure what to do about that...
Someone here said that she leaves her keys and stuff in the garage so that her hav can't see her getting ready to leave. When I gather things to leave, Lola runs to the door so she can go with me. But I tell her to stay and protect the house, and she knows that means she's not going with me. Sad eyes and all...

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Actually, I think that's a bad idea. Instead of leaving your keys in the garage, how about 'pretending' to leave but not really leave? Get your keys, put your shoes on, get your purse and act like you're leaving but then don't. This should make him feel better since he won't know exactly when you're leaving. It will take some days of doing this, but it should make him feel less stressed out when you're gathering your things to leave.


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Stella follows me around too but I like it. I tethered her for the first three weeks I had her and then didn't let her out of my sight until she was at least 10 months old. Now she doesn't let me out of hers It's just her and I and I think it's nice to have a shadow
She is very good when I leave her here alone but I'm also a clock watcher and never leave her for longer than 4 hours at the most. She adores my daughter too so she's my main dog sitter, although she also loves my Mom.

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