Our expert says:
Dog Behaviour Expert
Hi Rose,the green eyed monster is at work -just having a laugh as I can imagine how upset and put out your hubby is - he feel he has lost his number 1 fan!
It sounds to me that while you cared for her pups, your pack status in her eyes increased and she is reacting accordingly. Please tell your hubby that this is not a bad thing at all. It is not good for a dog to be so bonded to any one person as if that person goes away, gets sick or even dies, you have a dog that cannot cope. It is far better that she is happy with both of you. I would even work on building her confidence with you further by sharing the responsibilty of caring for her and getting her to 'work for her living' by getting her to sit/stand/wait for food, attention, walks etc. Also bring other family members into her circle and get her to interact with them more. Also for both of you (and any other family members) to walk her, feed her and play with her seperately. think about it from a human prespective - would you be happy if you had a child that would only go to mum? No, as a child needs to be happy with all members of family and friends, so too does a dog.
Hope this helps, thanks Scotty
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