This is probably a stupid question, but I'm curious. Why do my three dogs have to lay with me? If I'm on the sofa, I usually have one on each side and one either on my lap or behind me on the top of the sofa. Now, my husband sits on the other side of the sectional, but they have to crowd around me. Why? Would that make me the "pack leader" or am I just loved the most?
Your first thought is probably right. Packs do everything together; play, rest, eat, all of the above. Of course, you are loved! If you are the main care-giver for the dogs, they will naturally associate themselves with you more. My hubby is always whining that the dogs love me more!
Lol, anytime the dogs know that I am home (I am pretty sure they know by the smell and the sound of my footsteps) or even walk in the door the dogs are going nuts in their crates for me. Hubby walks in the door, they don't do it for him.
I go out of their sight, they go crazy until I return. Hubby does it, they could care less. I am on the couch they are on the floor by me at all times (they are not allowed on the furnature or I am sure they would be right up there with me).
Hubby is usually the ones to feed them and let them outside to potty, but they love to be around me more!
My 2 little dogs always have to sit with me. I thought they just liked my chair to sqeeze between me and the chair cause its warm. But one day my husband sat in the chair and I sat on the couch and they still came to sit by me. I felt loved. I spend the most time with them and water them and feed them. But one thing is that Madde always lays with daddy when its bed time. So its me everywhere else in the house except bed. Go figure. But I think my husband is the pack leader. The 2 bigger dogs dont lay by anyone.
You probably also have a softer voice and a softer touch. They recognize who the momma is. 7 Years ago my husband picked himself out a dog at the shelter. It was supposed to be the man's dog. Out in the shop. Riding in the pickup truck. The shelter wouldn't release the dog without the wife's approval. So I came home from vacation early to sign the papers and that dog has been glued to MY side ever since. I didn't ever even want a large dog. But he would lay in his bed and watch the door for only me. Followed me around from the minute I entered the house. He would never even chew a bone unless I was seated in the room with him. I left the husband 4 1/2 years ago but guess who lives with me. My boy Max!!!
its the way you train them if you train them to get on furniture they will but if at first you don;t allow it they know better. myself i cant stand a dog in my bed as much as i love her she has a cage she sleeps in at night,
My dogs are a part of my family. Before my hubby passed away, he used to make comments about the dogs following my every move. Sometimes i have to walk carefully so as not to trip and fall over them. I spend alot of time in my bedroom on my computer. The door is always open , yet they will stay wherever i am, either on the bed next to me, or at my feet. I think some breeds are more clingy than others, French Bulldogs are the extremely clingy type. They have their favorites spots in the bed, and i can never sit down on the sofa without them all crowding on it beside me. I think they look at me more as their mamma than a pack leader. I am the one that provides their food, water, treats, walks, car rides, and all the love they could ever want or need. In alot of ways they are like children, and i consider them my kids. lol
If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater, suggest that he wear a tail.