Dogs with separation anxiety become distressed when left alone. They cling to their owners to relieve anxiety. Create positive associations with being alone.
Untrained dogs don't have confidence in themselves. They cling to owners for security. Use positive reinforcement training to build confidence.
Dogs left alone get bored and clingy. Provide interactive toys, chews, and activities when you’re away.
Changes to your dog's routine can trigger clingy behavior. Stick to regular schedules for meals, walks, play to provide stability.
Adolescent fear periods can make dogs more clingy. Be patient and use desensitization to build confidence.
Dogs with illness or pain may cling to owners for comfort. Check with your vet to rule out medical causes.
Poorly socialized dogs don't cope well alone. Socialize your dog young using treats, toys, praise.