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    I think my dog hates me. She always seems happy to see me, briefly. We go for walks and go out and play, she goes about everywhere I go, she goes to her grandparents house 2-3 times a week to be with her doggie cousins, but when we are at home, she won't play, she doesn't have any interest with her soup bones, treats - she could care less about, she just lays in the window perch or her hiding places. Occasionally she picks on one of my two cats, but that's usually when we are just coming home from somewhere. She doesn't destroy anything. She just lays around. Is there such a thing as a lazy dog?

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    Re: does my dog hate me?

    Some breeds are bigger couch potatoes than others. What breed is your dog? Mine dog a total couch potato (when she's not outside on a walk or eating, she is sleeping on the couch or in someone's bed), but she is getting older. How old is your dog? When you say she's not interested in treats, what kind of treats are you giving her? Usually people food is a much higher value treat, the smellier the better, such as hotdogs or cheese. Has your dog always been like this, or is this a new thing that could indicate something medically wrong?
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    My dog is a maltipoo and she will be 2 at the end of this month. I give her pupperonis, meaty bones, she doesn't like the little ceasers treats, if all else fails I give her some of my cats treats the tempations brand. Actually, I guess she has always kind of laid around thinking back. It's hard to remember, we had to move 3 times in 6 months and I wonder is she just isn't happy in the new apartment. My parents have her one brother and my brother has her other brother and they are both so very active all the time, I guess maybe I am worrying, probably over nothing. My last dog was a play, play, play dog from morning till night and maybe that's why I think that maybe she's depressed or something. She does not destroy anything ever and she is home 2 days a week while I go to work. I just didn't know. I even talked to a psychic.... go figure. She said I need to get either more dogs or more cats. I thought about a kitten, but my cats are 12 years old and I don't think that would go over real well and I can't have another dog where I live.
    Sorry, I am rambling.

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    I've found that many of the "lap dog" type of dogs are just happy to be hanging out in the same room as their owners. They often won't play randomly, except for when they get "the zoomies".

    Have you tried teaching her how to play with stuffed squeaky toys? (Squeak it and in an excited voice, say things like "look! Get it!" Be silly, bouncing on the floor near her, squeaking it.) Many will learn to play that way.
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    Re: does my dog hate me?

    I don't think your dog hates you...I think your dog may be a bit anit-social. Dogs all have personalities, just like people and some are more social than others. I have two dogs, one wants nothing more than to be by my side 24-7 and the other; while she loves to play ball with me when she is outside, once she is in the house, she goes downstairs to sleep on her bed and I never see her. She occasionally will come upstairs and interact with us, but typically she is a loner.

    Also, with the 3 moves...she could be feeling insecure...anticipating another upheaval in her life. Have you had her since she's been a pup? If her behavior has been the same all along, it's probably just her particular personality. If a noticeable behavior change has occurred, it could very likely be her reaction to the stress of adjusting to another new home.

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    Re: does my dog hate me?

    Hello Patim, Unless I am missing something, your dog sounds absolutely fine. What do you want her to be doing .... bouncing off the walls?!!!

    Constantly on the move and rushing around is not necessary proof of a happy dog.

    Dogs naturally conserve energy. Then use energy as and when required. She sounds very relaxed, content and confident with you and at home. She is happy to see you and share activities together, and then ......... she enjoys the contentment of sweet relaxation with you. So be proud and enjoy too!


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    Re: does my dog hate me?

    YES! Your dog hates you with a passion. That, or, your dog has preferences that are contextual...as do just about every living creature on the planet.

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    Well thank you everyone for your feedback. I guess you all are right. I should be glad that she doesn't need constant entertainment and happy to watch traffic from the window. It probably is her personality, which as the vet said at one time, they are like people, they develop their own and you can't change it.
    Thanks again!

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