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jomeg9498 01-26-2014 10:13 AM

Overly affectionate GS
 
I have 2 German shepherds (male and female). My female is 8 years old and my male is 7. Of course they have to be in the same room that we are in. A lot of times when the family is all over the house they will rotate rooms to be with all of us. But mostly they will stay in the room with my husband and myself.

Sasha, my female, lately seems to be very needy with affection. If I am sitting at the computer she will come up to me and sit beside me and whimper. If I don't acknowledge her right away, she will nudge me with her nose or force her head underneath my arm.

I understand that she is wanting attention, but she seems to have been doing this a lot more than normal. We are not giving her any less attention. I just wondered if there was something I was missing that I should pay more attention to.

I know this does not seem like a big deal but I just wondered why she was wanting more affection that she normally gets. Does it have something to do with her age?

doggiedad 01-26-2014 10:30 AM

my male GSD just walked pass me and nudged me with his noise.
i didn't get a chance to pet him because he kept walking. it
was a nudge-by. my dog has put his nose/head under my arm
when i'm sitting at the computer or when i'm on the sofa. he
does the samething to my GF. whenever he does that i always
pet him and say some kind works. sometimes i will throw his ball
for him or take him out. i engage him in sort of way. i like it when
he comes to me for attention.

llombardo 01-26-2014 11:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by doggiedad (Post 4907130)
my male GSD just walked pass me and nudged me with his noise.
i didn't get a chance to pet him because he kept walking. it
was a nudge-by. my dog has put his nose/head under my arm
when i'm sitting at the computer or when i'm on the sofa. he
does the samething to my GF. whenever he does that i always
pet him and say some kind works. sometimes i will throw his ball
for him or take him out. i engage him in sort of way. i like it when
he comes to me for attention.

:thumbup: Agree!!

MichaelE 01-26-2014 11:15 AM

Lisl does the same tjing when I'm at tte computer. I too like itcwhen dhe comey to me for attention.

On the couch, she sometimes tries to crawl into my lap and lean on me. Sometimes she's very persistant and I can't even see the television. She just wants to be pet or cuddled.


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