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I haven't been on in a while, but my baby Marley is acting very clingy towards me lately. It's not towards my fiance now, she has become more of a Mama's girl, and strangely getting clingy. She won't leave me side, and she follows me everywhere. Its not like her. I don't know what is going on in her mind? Anyone have any ideas? Or have ever had this happen to them?
 

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All of mine follow me everywhere all the time. If I go nap and close a door, they sleep outside my door. Even if my husband is in the living room with them. They always want to be almost touching me.

If I leave, they sleep peacefully in their crates, so I don't consider their clingyness to be a problem. I don't remember the last time that I slept a night without a dog on top of me. I have 3 total velcro dogs. As long as they aren't stressed or neurotic, I don't worry about it. Every dog I have ever owned has been this way.
 

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Need more info? Change in schedule, new noises, reduction in exercise?
We haven't changed anything with her. I go to work, school, home. Thats my routine. Thats how its been for a while, and this just started a couple of days ago. She's on the floor now, but just a few seconds ago she was laying on my chest. The past few nights shes been laying on the bed between my legs trying to get as close to me as possible. I'm just very worried about her because I can't read her mind.
 

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Some dogs get clingy when they aren't feeling well. I would watch her closely for any other problems and if it continues consider a vet visit.
 

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I was actually just talking to someone about that. I'd have to check. I can't get out now, its 9 oclock at night, so i'll have to check tomorrow. I kind of hope I'm not, I'm only 20. Haha. I"d be happy if I was. I don't know how dogs could sense that though.
 

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There are some dogs who can smell cancer, or low blood sugar in their humans, so don't underestimate the intuitive powers of the dog ;)

How old is the pup? I've read that during puppyhood they can go through clingy phases (along with all the other myriad phases dogs go through in their first 1-2 years of life). If it's bothering you, the only thing I can think to do is start training Marley to have a "place," like a mat or a dog bed, and to go there on command and stay. It would take time but you could get a little space that way. If you want it!
 

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There are some dogs who can smell cancer, or low blood sugar in their humans, so don't underestimate the intuitive powers of the dog ;)

How old is the pup? I've read that during puppyhood they can go through clingy phases (along with all the other myriad phases dogs go through in their first 1-2 years of life). If it's bothering you, the only thing I can think to do is start training Marley to have a "place," like a mat or a dog bed, and to go there on command and stay. It would take
time but you could get a little space that way. If you want it!
She's actually three years old.
 

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I can't go anywhere without mine in tow, in fact if it's not appropriate for them to follow they either go in the house if weather is bad or into their pen when I have to go to work ( I live where I work on a horse farm, so I don't have to "leave" leave them literally. When I have to leave the property they go inside of course.
 
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