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Oh my word my 9 month old Moses must really think there is a magnet on MY butt and HIS nose. EVERY where I go he follows me to the point where I want to say go away! From room to room. He will lay down and as soon as I get up to leave-HERE he comes~!WOW does this ever get better?
 

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And the problem with that is what? I love when my dogs want to be with me. Now if they were sticking their nose up my butt, I would take issue with that.
 

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Goldens are known to be velcro dogs. My two are rarely 5' from me when I am home. Goldens are smart dogs and can be taught to go to their beds when you do not want them underfoot if that is what you want.
 

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LOL......Nope it does not get better. That is why so many are called Shadow. If you think about it this action is in their genes and they can't help it. Duck Hunting the golden will sit next to the duck blind never going away from the hunter.

You must be the leader of the pack and he is just following you. Take it as an Honor.
 

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Get ready for a lifetime of that....my boy is constantly by my side.

Like Oaklys Dad said.... start to work him and teach him to go to his bed or kennel when you are busy or need some time to yourself. Golden's are very intelligent. Remember he is still a puppy and has much to learn about his relationship with his person.
 

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Bailey never leaves my side. She follows me everywhere I go.
 

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Yeah-I figured it was probably gonna be something that would stick with him! I usually don't mind it but lately he is like DIRECTLY under foot and I turn and almost trip over his beautiful self and hurt my clumsy self! Now it is a joke the magnet on my butt and his nose! My daughter baby sat him for a week and same thing-everywhere she was he was.
 

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Rookie ALWAYS wants to be with me. He can be sound asleep at my feet, but if I get up and go to the bathroom, he comes with me and lays outside the door of the bathroom. If I'm cooking, his favorite place to stand is between my legs and the stove or the cabinets. If I'm just chopping things, I actually don't mind. If I'm cooking at the stove, I don't want to have to worry about hurting him or tripping and hurting me. So I spent a lot of time working with him on the 'go to your bed' command. His bed is in the kitchen, so if I tell him 'go to your bed' he runs to his bed and stays there until I give him the 'release' command. VERY useful!!
 

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Luck never leaves my side either. It is actually kind of funny on the weekends when I am cleaning the house. He will almost look at me like "are you kidding?!? We are moving again?" But he religiously follows! I will admit I LOVE it!
 

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Ahhh, yes...Tailer got his haim coz he followed us nose to but for nearly 3 years...he is not so bad now, but if I am out of his sight he can't stand it! The memory of the FIRST time I got to go to the bathroom alone just makes me smile!

We too can say Lie Down or Park It or just point to where we want Tailer and he goes to the spot we've picked. I work in the woods in the winter and I place a Bed down and show Tailer it's his Spot. If I want him in his Spot I tell him and off hi goes. If he gets tired of running around, he goes to the Spot for a rest. Great Tool.

Magnet in Your Butt!! TeeHee!
 

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Yes I don't mind it so much when I am going from the office to the LR-dining room etc but I really don't like him being under my feet in the kitchen -it worries me--he is learning OUT and STAY and will go right to the very very edge of the kitchen/dining room and plop down but as soon as I turn away for a few minutes VOILA- there he is again. We will keep working on it! At least he knows to stay at the edge of the bathroom door/.hall when I am on the pot:p:
 

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I have three velcro dogs, they are always with me, where ever I go they go, the only one that don't is Sadie.

I had my share of falling over them, but they love to help also..LOL
 

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These days (after 9 months) I almost feel rejected if he DOESN'T follow behind me every step I take. He's my baby and he follows me everywhere....bathroom included. Besides, who would listen to my constant chatter if he wasn't following me around?! :)
 

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thats fab idea for when i get my pup ( next year maybe) as worry bout dog wandering roudn the kitchen, when e was younger he wasnt allowed in kitchen, but started to sneak in every now and then...
 

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Just imagine having three magnets stuck with three dogs following you everywhere. And the bathroom is not that big so it is a fight on who gets in there first. I win, no I win, no I win.
 

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...He's my baby and he follows me everywhere....bathroom included. Besides, who would listen to my constant chatter if he wasn't following me around?! :)
Constant chattering...I know what you mean! Tailer is a talker n I guess he came by it well...I'm always talking, to him or just talking to myself...teehee...:)
 

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I can't go from the couch to my desk (less than 10 ft away) without Gibby getting up to follow me. It's not even like I'm going to do something fun, but when I'm on the computer, he lays at my feet (when he was smaller, he used to go under the desk but now it's a little cramped, so he sits on the left or right of me), and when I get up to go sit on the couch, he'll follow me and lay his head on my lap on the couch or lay at my feet on the tile floor if it's hot. He wants to be touching some part of me at all times. He's been this way since he was 8 weeks old and except for like two weeks during the worst of the summer when he still wanted to be near but not touching ALL the time.

I don't think you'll be able to get rid of Moses. :) Well, unless of course you want to make it a point to teach him some sort of "go to your bed" or "away" cue...
 

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I can't go from the couch to my desk (less than 10 ft away) without Gibby getting up to follow me. It's not even like I'm going to do something fun, but when I'm on the computer, he lays at my feet (when he was smaller, he used to go under the desk but now it's a little cramped, so he sits on the left or right of me), and when I get up to go sit on the couch, he'll follow me and lay his head on my lap on the couch or lay at my feet on the tile floor if it's hot. He wants to be touching some part of me at all times. He's been this way since he was 8 weeks old and except for like two weeks during the worst of the summer when he still wanted to be near but not touching ALL the time.

I don't think you'll be able to get rid of Moses. :) Well, unless of course you want to make it a point to teach him some sort of "go to your bed" or "away" cue...
Yeah--that is pretty much how it goes here! As I sit here he is at my feet licking off all my newly applied lotion- glad it is "Natural" lotion. Looks like it is pretty much ingrained huh? I will just have to work harder on making him commit to staying out of the kitchen for more than 1 minute and oops there he is again! Yummy good smells- MUST be where I need to be!

I guess it is just odd-I have always had German Shepherds- very independent type personalities and having a Golden is a very different experience- but man I love these dogs:wavey:
 

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My Rusty is always by my side wherever I go in the house and I wouldn't have it any other way. My dh calls him a Mama's Boy! LOL My Yellow Lab Sadie sticks by me quite a bit too but Rusty is definitely the more clingy of the two!
 

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Layla is the same way, always under our feet whether it is myself or my wife. The other thing we have experienced is that sometimes when either myself or my wife leaves the house Layla sits at the door and whines and gives little barks for a brief time. She doesn't like us leaving one bit!
 
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