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    Question Why Does My Dog Seem to Always Sleep Near My Girlfriend??

    Hi guys, Ive got a beautiful 2 year old male Australian Kelpie who I got as a puppy when I moved into my house. My girlfriend moved in about 8 months ago and since then he sleeps on the floor on her side of the bed during warmer months, and now that it's colder months he will sleep next to her feet on the bottom of the bed. I was wondering if this was because he thought that she needed more protection than me, or if he thought that she was more dominant than me?? We've laughed about it but neither of us is really sure if it means anything. Before she moved in he would sleep wherever he wanted, but now he mainly sleeps where she is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KelpieOwner View Post
    Hi guys, Ive got a beautiful 2 year old male Australian Kelpie who I got as a puppy when I moved into my house. My girlfriend moved in about 8 months ago and since then he sleeps on the floor on her side of the bed during warmer months, and now that it's months he will sleep next to her feet on the bottom of the bed. I was wondering if this was because he thought that she needed more protection than me, or if he thought that she was more dominant than me?? We've laughed about it but neither of us is really sure if it means anything. Before she moved in he would sleep wherever he wanted, but now he mainly sleeps where she is.
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    Who feeds the dog?

    My partner thinks that he is watching your girlfriend every second because she is a new addition to the house. Like he is herding.....
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    She usually feeds him as shes serving up our dinner.

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    which side of the bed is the door on?

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    Who spends the most time with him? Walking, feeding, general time etc.

    Even when i was at home, my Kelpie Lady would always 'chose' me over the rest of the family. She was uncomfortable and uneasy if I wasn't in sight. She followed/s me around and seems to only have respect for me. Im her 'boss'.
    It sounds like your pooch respects your girlfriend the most, so feels a sense of duty towards her. Typical working breed.
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    Maybe your wee beastie loves your G/F like you do heheheh

    Chances are and I think myself its because she feeds him but I am no expert. Is the place he sleeps in a warmer place than the other side of the bed.. ( draughts etc )
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    I would say its because she feeds him, the person who controls the feeding is generally the alpha.... I've also found over the years that male dogs seem to bond with females, and female dogs bond with males more easily....

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    Yeah she feeds him, takes him for walks most days, and she's home a lot so she spends more time with him during the day. We figured that all of these things played a role, but werent sure what it meant (if he was protecting her or if he was trying to show he thought she was in charge) Also, the door is on my side of the bed. She also says that dogs have always seemed to bond with her really quickly. Maybe they just sense that she's gentle and will give them lots of pats and cuddles, which she does. Its not unusual to find the two of them curled up on the couch watching TV. Thanks for the replies =)
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    Photos?
    I love Kelpies.
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    if you click on my name ive got some pics of him on my page. His name is Jarrah

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