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    I think Logan gets confused. She's/they're here so why can't I be in.

    Oh she/they left, I'll sit here where I saw them off and wait for their return.

    If she came from a show home she may have been put away when the owners went out. If she came from a home where there were quite a few dogs she may have been selected to come into the house.

    When my father had the Kelpies that's what he would do. When he would re-home an adult people would often say they were the best dog they'd ever had. Always following them around.

    They did the same with my father, but they didn't always get a chance to do it. So when they did they stuck to him like glue.

    For some of the oldies that became house yard dogs it would take them some time to settle into the idea that they could just hang around the back yard, some would even return to their run of a night because that's what they'd always done for the last 10 years why the sudden change.

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    Thanks MAC,

    I do think Logan spent a lot of time 'put away' in her previous home to be honest.
    Hence her desire to not go outside in case she won't be let back in.

    So, what I'm going to work on at the moment (as I have this morning) is not putting her outside at all. Kind of sounds contrary to what I'm trying to do, I guess, but I think if I just let her have the run of the house 24/7 she will hopefully develop her own knowledge that she CAN go outside and nothing is going to happen to her - she can come back in whenever she wants.

    Will see how that works.

    We had been putting her outside of a morning for about half an hour when everyone is getting ready. This morning I got her to settle in the lounge room so she wasn't getting under everyone's feet, and that arrangement worked well today.

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    Hi DA,

    Do you get Logan to follow you out when you are putting the washing on the line? If so, is she happy to follow you out for this?

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    Ziggy used to sook because we put her under the house to sleep (it's raised and concreted, 7ft so please don't imagine half a foot and dirt). She didn't want to sleep down there if we were sleeping upstairs! We just persisted, gave her a chicken neck or dog bikkies and she has her dog bed there with a blanket. It took a month or so, but now if it's bed time she will very happily go downstairs, hop on her bed and go to sleep, it's like "her space".

    So what I'm trying to say is persistance is key, perhaps give her a little treat for coming outside like a good girl?

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    Bo, when I go outside to hang up the washing etc, she can see me so sits on the threshold of the back door. Sigh. Only when I move out of her sight-range does she over-ride her feelings and race out to find me, poor girl.

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    Maybe make going to the cloths line into a fun activity for Logan. Maybe when she accompanies you to the cloths line she gets a treat or something and a big cuddle!
    Use the old Barbara Waterhouse (I think that was her name), "walkies" in a high pitch!

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    She used to follow us everywhere Bo, that's the thing. It's only been since we have been putting her outside for short periods while we are home that this has developed. Sigh.

    Hence why i think I just need to give her 24/7 access completely again, and try it a different way.

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    Sorry DA, I can't think of anything off the top of my head. I just wanted to say how nice it is that she loves you so very much. Even thought I'll bet it's a pain sometimes when you want some space.

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    Poppy is like this too! She is not a big fan of being outside and generally when we are home we do not put her out unless we need to mop the floors or have the front door wide open.

    She scratch, scratch, scratches at the glass door and I make sure I NEVER go to her when she is doing it. However when I do begin to walk over she starts up again so I have been making her sit before I actually open the door. Am I doing the right thing?

    I think Poppy is just the sort of dog who craves human company. I think its inbuilt with her breed. Maybe Logan is the same! Maybe she just LUFFS you SOOOOO much!

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    Thanks Natty. TBH I never want space from Logan. If she settles in the lounge or dining while I'm preparing lunches or dinner, she's at least then not dropping fur into the food. Yuck.
    She tends to move as we move, so it's not so much a case of being underfoot as a case that the boys stop to pet and play and never get ready for school, then it's chaos! Lol.

    Lol Amy. yeah she loooooves me alright; if she had her way she'd pass me the toilet paper too.

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