Reasons Your Dog Is Acting Clingy and Needy

Dogs with separation anxiety cling to owners. Slowly get them used to being alone.

Separation Anxiety

Fearful dogs stick close for security. Socialize them and build confidence through training.


Undersocialized dogs don’t gain independence. Introduce them to various sights and sounds.

Lack of Socialization

Losing sight or hearing makes dogs clingier. Try to accommodate their handicap.

Loss of Senses 

Rescue dogs may cling due to poor treatment. Be patient and build trust.

Abuse History

Under-stimulated dogs pester you for attention. Increase walks, toys and training.


Dogs may become clingy during changes like new home or family member. Give them adjustment time.


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