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Shannon HargisMemberJune 16, 2014 at 12:40 am180
She could be addicted to your touch. Because dogs enjoy our affection so much, if we give too much of it, they can become dependent on it. This can encourage separation anxiety or overly needy tendencies. If this is the problem and you want her to be more independent I would not pet her for longer than 10 seconds at a time. Slowly weaning her off of having to touch you all the time. This would mean no long cuddle sessions either.
If she is use to being given food, attention or playtime whenever she asks for these things, she may be in the habit of getting what she wants all the time. For this type of behavior I would make sure you are the one to initiate these activities and ignore her if she asks for things.
Watch all of the obedience videos and teach her the “place” command. Then when she is getting in the way send her to her “place”. This will take a lot of time, but well worth the results. If you have any questions regarding the videos, feel free to ask! 🙂