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Hi everyone, I'm having a bit of an issue and just needing to talk about something and not sure where to do it!
To start, I love dogs. And I love my dogs specifically, they're sweet and cute as heck. But I am so tired of seeing their faces all the time, especially knowing the following information:
  • they only seek me out when they are hungry or want to go outside, while they will cuddle with my husband all day long. They will quite literally walk over me in order to give him kisses and not even give a crap about me, despite me calling to them.
  • they will just stare at me, usually with pathetic faces, for HOURS. Especially if I'm eating, although I've really trained them not to beg.
  • even the cat irritates me a bit- he will only ever clean himself right in front of me and when it's quiet and I'm trying to concentrate, hearing him do that really grinds my gears.
It really seems to have intensified now that I work from home. I no joke have to lock myself away in my office in order to get some alone time, even though I'd really rather be sitting on the couch because my back is sore (I'm 6 months pregnant). I know pregnancy hormones might have a bit to do with how I'm feeling, but honestly it started before this. I've tried being patient and just loving them but I'm around them too much, especially now when it's winter and I can't send them into the fenced yard for a while. And one of them I don't fully trust- he has nipped my husband once and growled at me twice but he is the light of my husband's eye and it's impossible to rehome him, even though I'm nervous he'll hurt the baby one day.
I want to go out of town or something and be away from them a little bit to get a breather but darn Covid has us locked down and so it's not a possibility (or not a good one).

Any suggestions on what to do? Please don't eat me alive for this, I truly love them but they're just too much sometimes!
 

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Use baby gates and keep them out of the work room or any other area you want to have to yourself.
 

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It sounds like your don't do not even know the basic "Come" command.
If you've "really trained them not to beg" they wouldn't be staring at you for hours begging.

You can teach your dogs to stop staring at you if it bothers you.
I would never let my dog stare at me unless he needed something. It was his way of telling me he was sick or needed outside or was past time to feed him.

I relate to some of what you're saying. I hated being stared at. And my dog preferred to cuddle with GFs instead of me.
 

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I will ask this:
How many dogs and what sex?

Likely the reason they go to your husband is he sets no rules. You probably set rules but have less of a bond with them. You have to work at bonding with any dog and it must be done one dog at a time.

As to the staring when you are eating? That is begging. Dog should be taught to go lie down on a bed when you are eating or be crated or confined to a separate room.

Staring at you other times? They are looking for some interaction. Training or play.. at least they want you to interact.

However, that stare of "Let's go DO something!" can get annoying. That is when you use the baby gates, outdoor kennel etc.
 

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Hi everyone, I'm having a bit of an issue and just needing to talk about something and not sure where to do it!
To start, I love dogs. And I love my dogs specifically, they're sweet and cute as heck. But I am so tired of seeing their faces all the time, especially knowing the following information:
  • they only seek me out when they are hungry or want to go outside, while they will cuddle with my husband all day long. They will quite literally walk over me in order to give him kisses and not even give a crap about me, despite me calling to them.
  • they will just stare at me, usually with pathetic faces, for HOURS. Especially if I'm eating, although I've really trained them not to beg.
  • even the cat irritates me a bit- he will only ever clean himself right in front of me and when it's quiet and I'm trying to concentrate, hearing him do that really grinds my gears.
It really seems to have intensified now that I work from home. I no joke have to lock myself away in my office in order to get some alone time, even though I'd really rather be sitting on the couch because my back is sore (I'm 6 months pregnant). I know pregnancy hormones might have a bit to do with how I'm feeling, but honestly it started before this. I've tried being patient and just loving them but I'm around them too much, especially now when it's winter and I can't send them into the fenced yard for a while. And one of them I don't fully trust- he has nipped my husband once and growled at me twice but he is the light of my husband's eye and it's impossible to rehome him, even though I'm nervous he'll hurt the baby one day.
I want to go out of town or something and be away from them a little bit to get a breather but darn Covid has us locked down and so it's not a possibility (or not a good one).

Any suggestions on what to do? Please don't eat me alive for this, I truly love them but they're just too much sometimes!
Yea, It not easy.
Try to put his food I the room and make sure they eat alone.
I have been dealing with the same issue and I can assure you that it needs patience.
However, I use GERRARD LARRIETT AROMATHERAPY PET CARE De-stress Lavender & Chamomile Aromatherapy Shampoo & Conditioner For Pets, 16-oz bottle - Chewy.com when I want to leave him in his krate and I make sure he played well and is tired before I put him in there.
I also Tried changing his krate and played with him in there and changed his experience and It worked.
FRISCO Soft-Sided Dog & Cat Exercise Playpen, 42-in - Chewy.com
But telling you, Its not easy.

Good luck
 
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