Tips to Stop Your Clingy Dog

Clingy dog

A clingy dog is a dog that is overly attached to its owner and follows them everywhere they go.


There are a few reasons why dogs become clingy. One reason is that they may have been separated from their mother or littermates too early in life.

How to stop?

There are a few things you can do to stop a clingy dog.

Own space

When you are at home, make sure your dog has a comfortable place to go where they can relax and be by themselves.


When your dog starts to follow you around or whine, ignore them. If you give them attention, even negative attention, it will only reinforce the behavior.


Clingy dogs are often bored and restless. Make sure they are getting enough exercise to burn off their energy. A tired dog is less likely to be clingy.


Clingy dogs may also be looking for attention because they are bored. Provide them with some mental stimulation, such as puzzle toys or training games.

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