So, I have a collie who is 2 years old. I got him as a puppy right before we found out I was pregnant, so he had about a year to get used to being my "only child". He was brilliantly well-behaved that first year, friendly and loyal and had manners, but after my son was born he.... changed. Now, he is hyper, and short-tempered, and is constantly "stuck" to my side (he follows me EVERYWHERE, and gets between me and my son on purpose, "pushes" me around since he's a pretty big dog, etc.) and he has also gotten vicious with strangers, when he used to love them. And no matter what I try, I can't get this behavior to stop. It has been over a year since my son was born, too. We have a large yard, and I take him on as many walks as I can manage (not as many as I used to, though) and play fetch and wrestle with him, etc., but it doesn't seem to be enough. He acts like he is neglected, when he isn't. Any advice???Answer Question
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OH, HELLO!!!! I have the same problem with my dog--2 year old Papillon. He is precious--but as soon as I get home from work--he is attached to me--I cannot go to the bathroom without him--In the bathroom he has a special spot to lay while I put on my makeup--When I cook he is there, when I go to bed he is there, when I am on the couch he is there--not just there---at my side joined to my hip. Face it--your dog LOVES YOU!!!!! I have found that a chew toy--like a rawhide twist can keep my precious puppy occupied for an hour at a time. That is good news for my sanity. If you find the answer please let me know also. Good luck.
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