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We only picked up Bailey on Saturday and already he is SuPER attached to me. I can't move without him following me. He follows me to the bathroom, to the bedroom and is literally at my feet.
As I type this he is under me and snoozing with his head on my foot. My wife started to bust my chops about it already but I tell her its not my fault that he is already bonding with me. I am happy that he is bonding with me already. I think that's a good thing. He is also very friendly with my kids and wife and follows them all around too but always ends up at my feet. Is this normal?
 

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pretty normal. Lots of us call our dogs "velcro" because they follow us like this!

But it's a good thing...this kind of focus on you is what makes them so easy to train. He's looking to you for every clue about what to do, what will make you happy, etc. So every time he looks at you, praise that.
 

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Mine has been doing that since I brought him home a week ago. Although he never sleeps unless I put him in his pen. he will lay by my feet and start biting my feet so I get him a toy/rawhide.

I have a gate to keep him from upstairs if I go upstairs he sits at the gate and waits or paces down there.
 

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congrats on your new puppy:)) I believe I read on your ride home YOU had him in your lap?

Maybe just a figment of my imagination, but every dog I have brought home, (puppy size) I have found IF I held them on that ride home, they tend to bond to me much faster :))

Have fun with him,
diane
 

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Originally Posted By: JakodaCD OAcongrats on your new puppy:)) I believe I read on your ride home YOU had him in your lap?

Maybe just a figment of my imagination, but every dog I have brought home, (puppy size) I have found IF I held them on that ride home, they tend to bond to me much faster :))

Have fun with him,
diane

I agree! I have had the same experience and then if you are the one who feeds them it cements the bond even more!
 

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Perfectly normal, and that is one of the great things about German Shepherds. They bond with a leader, and they bond with a family.
 

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Shadow evidently bonded when we visited him at 6 weeks to meet the parents and their owners. He came running to me when I walked through the door, passing his owner. He tried to follow me out the door when it was time to leave.

Since then he's bonded closely with both of us for different reasons. I am the mom, who gives him good food and trains him. My hubby is his play buddy and good time. They're so cute together!
 

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i saw this thread and immediatly thought of my pup..he's the same way..as im typeing this myself hes at my feet snoozin..lol tyson wont even eat if he knows im not in the kitchen so i have to stand in there and wait for him to eat..every time he follows me i say "lets go" or "come on" trying to teach him to follow me when i want him to
 

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Here is a picture of what I deal with on a daily basis. LOL I think its great. He lays at my feet all the time and even sleeps by my empty chair when i'm not home
 
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