Do We Have an Incredibly Needy Aussie?

by Mark
(Iowa)


We have two female Australian Shepherds and just got a two-year-old male full size that is on his second rehome. We were told he was abused at his first home and second home where we got him couldn’t keep him because he had nowhere to exercise.

He is a sweetheart and we also have a Husky male he loves to play with and he's rarely home alone and none of our dogs have to be kenneled when we are gone.

So here’s my question. At least ten or more times a day he sits in front of one of us scratches or hooks his paw and whines and cries. It’s nothing other than it seems like he wants attention I guess. He gets plenty and has all kinds of activities. We know how Aussies are, but it seems it's some kind of stress.

So do we just have an incredibly needy dog? Any suggestions?

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Needy Aussie?
by: Christina

My Aussie Sammy who’s a service dog as well does that when he’s trying to communicate with me.

I separate him from the other dog and go through a list of things that I think he may want or need. That’s how he tries to communicate with me since he can’t talk!

I wish he could talk. It would be so much easier. They are so smart and since I spend 24/7 with him I’ve learned to read his body language the best I can!

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