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Behavior opposite of what I expected

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Most of you know that a little over a month ago I acquired a dog. I was very concerned about how Dori was going to handle the change and almost didn't keep Brody for that reason. Well things went much better than I expected and I ended up very much amazed at how well Dori handled everything. As long as Brody kept out of her food bowl she seemed just fine with him being there. I did my best to make sure her routine was as uninterrupted as possible, and it seemed to help her get through the change.

Now for my concern.... I began to realize over the past few days that Dori's behavior has changed somewhat, but not in the way I expected. She has been extremely clingy and lovey. She follows me around everywhere and wants me to hold her every chance I get. I am not complaining because I love the cuddles. I am concerned that she is behaving this way because maybe she feels she is competing for attention with Brody, or something along these lines Should I be worried? She is my girl and as much as Brody has worked his way into my heart it just isn't the same as my love for my Dori-Cat. Is there anything more I should be doing to help her feel secure with the situation?

If I am just being silly please let me know that too. I know I tend to overreact when it comes to Dori....
post #2 of 6
Awwww maybe she is competing Tanya, and it sounds like when i brought Sophie home, but i always made sure Rosie knew she was still my number one girl by putting her first by giving her loves, putting her food bowl down first etc...
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
Awwww maybe she is competing Tanya, and it sounds like when i brought Sophie home, but i always made sure Rosie knew she was still my number one girl by putting her first by giving her loves, putting her food bowl down first etc...
She gets her food first, I pet her and cuddle with her before I even acknowledge Brody both when I wake up and when I get home. I even opened her Christmas gifts with her before Brody. I make her first with everything. I do get the feeling she is competing but I can't figure out what else I can do that I am not all ready doing. I don't want her to feel this way.
post #4 of 6
I would just enjoy her being loving with you because she could have gone the opposite like what Rosie did with me for the first year of bringing Sophie home, which was her not coming onto my knee anymore and not being affectionate

It was a long year until i got my little girl back to normal with me
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I would just enjoy her being loving with you because she could have gone the opposite like what Rosie did with me for the first year of bringing Sophie home, which was her not coming onto my knee anymore and not being affectionate

It was a long year until i got my little girl back to normal with me
Oh Susan I just love the extra cuddles I guess it just bothers me that I feel like I am getting them because she feels she has to compete for the affection or because she is insecure.
post #6 of 6
It sounds like she just needs reassured bless her

You'll probably find that she'll settle down in a few months once she knows that Brody isn't a threat to her when it comes to affection, because thats the way i looked at it with Rosie and Sophie.
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