A look at the reasons why your dog or cat might follow you everywhere and what you can do about it.
Our pets are members of our family. From their sudden appearances when we come home to the fact that they often sleep in our bed with us, there is something special about our canine or feline friend. And while we all love them dearly, sometimes these furry friends get into a little too much mischief and end up following you around like a shadow. Sometimes out of complete coincidence and other times out of some form of jealousy. For example, if you’re out for a jog and your dog is allowed to tag along, he probably won’t be far behind and will generally be at your side the entire time you’re running. If you have a cat that is allowed to sleep with you at night, she probably wants to kitty-corner the bed with you in night. And then there are those instances when you end up running for your life from an enraged pit bull.
So why does this happen? Why does your dog or cat behave a certain way around you? And what can you do about it? If you’ve ever been questioned about this by a family member, friend, or simply someone out in public, here’s your answer:
1) The first reason is that they love you and want to be close to you. It’s one thing to own a pet, but it’s an entirely different experience to have a companion. They want to be with you no matter what you are doing. This is a common trait of dogs, but can also be seen in cats. If they are allowed outside, they may follow you so they will know when it’s time for them to come back home. They can also simply want to be around you because they enjoy your company