Why is this dog so attached??

asked 2021-09-25 00:33:04 -0600

Hello, my name is Johnny. A few days ago, we welcomed a new family member named Quincy. She is a 3 year beagle Pitbull mix. I'm on here just to ask some questions about her the first night she came home I stopped home really quick from work just to meet her and oh boy she was a chunky momma but she was very scared only to find out she doesn't like men now I'm not going to lie to you my uncle found her and she had no food no water and had a rope tied around her neck :(. now she went through so bad things the poor thing but before I get off topic which I'm famous for lol

The question I have is why is she so attached to me she literally won't leave my side everywhere I go she follows me. I don't understand why. I have no problem with it. I'm just wondering why.

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answered 2021-09-25 01:29:08 -0600

Obviously, your uncle found Quincy in very poor circumstances. She was neglected and in abusive environment. So it seems very appropriate that she would immediately attach and bond with humans that are providing her with the basics of a home and nutrition. Whoever walks her and feeds her will probably notice the bond grows even stronger with time.

All of those activities you mentioned below (eating together, affectionate touching/rubbing, laying/resting/cuddling/sleeping together) deepens the bond between the two of you. Dogs rescued from bad situations (which includes those ending up at shelters through no fault of theirs) generally show a deep appreciation and bond tightly to those that they perceive will provide and care for them. This may be part survival instinct. Without any words spoken, dogs feel the energy and emotions of us humans (loving, happy, frustrated, sad, etc.) even in matters not directly involving them.

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idk why me though she won't go to my dad or my mom anymore she only stays with me idk if it was the night i was sharing my dinner with her or if it was when i layed her on her back and rubbed her belly until we fell asleep idk i just never had a dog open up like that so quickly and i know its dumb.

Johnny T.'s profile image Johnny T.  ( 2021-09-25 01:48:58 -0600 ) edit

and i don't wanna sound like a bad person in anyway but she litterly won't leave my side no matter what she severely loves me and its so cute i just don't want her to think im going to be nice sometimes and do the same thing because i would rather have something bad happen to me before anything.

Johnny T.'s profile image Johnny T.  ( 2021-09-25 01:51:53 -0600 ) edit

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Deb A.'s profile image Deb A.  ( 2021-09-25 11:03:51 -0600 ) edit
answered 2021-09-30 20:31:11 -0600

It sounds like you, Johnny T, gave her the affection and care that she didn't get previously. Also, since your home is new to her and she probably didn't have a good home previously, she feels that you are the one that will protect her from all the bad things she's dealt with before. I am sure, given time, she will learn that other people aren't bad either and will share the affection with them too. Please just be patient with her and help her to understand that other people in the home care about her as much as you do.

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