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Why dose my dog not show affection to anyone but me?

He only listens to me follows me and turns his back to everyone else


Asked by rinamomof2 at 11:47 AM on May. 3, 2011 in Pets

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Answers (8)
  • Ditto all of the above.

    Answer by tasches at 2:18 PM on May. 4, 2011

  • He's telling you that you're the Alpha.

    Answer by CraftingMama at 11:48 AM on May. 3, 2011

  • Your pet dog has dedicated himself to you

    Answer by BlueSaphire at 11:49 AM on May. 3, 2011

  • What kind of dog do you have? There are breeds that are very much a one-person dog. There are also breeds that are very pack oriented and he could be viewing you as the Alpha and everyone else as Omegas...which means he is above them in his mind...which is something that will have to be corrected.

    Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 11:50 AM on May. 3, 2011

  • He's a one person dog.

    Answer by jmpj8107 at 11:55 AM on May. 3, 2011

  • It could be because you are his primary handler/care giver. Many dogs will bond more closely to "the hand that feeds" so to speak. I have a little 3.5 month old puppy right now, and my entire family works with him in training and exercise, but I handle him a bit more and I provide more affection and the feedings. It is clear that he is more bonded with me than others, he listens to me better and responds to me quicker. He follows me all around the house, but I encourage this behavior as part of his training. I want to keep him in sight at all times because he is a puppy learning house manners, kwim?

    Answer by marshsmom at 12:18 PM on May. 3, 2011

  • You are the top dog in his mind

    Answer by MaryJoAna420 at 1:17 AM on May. 4, 2011

  • Chinese Shar-Pei

    Comment by rinamomof2 (original poster) at 11:56 AM on May. 3, 2011