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Why does my dog make me feel so guilty?

  1. stephaniedas profile image90
    stephaniedasposted 6 years ago

    Why does my dog make me feel so guilty?

    If I am in the yard playing with her, then abandon our game to go inside to get to work, she gives me the most sad look I have ever seen, and I am filled with guilt. The same goes for whenever I put on my shoes and coat to leave the house.

  2. MrsHernandez profile image61
    MrsHernandezposted 6 years ago

    Your Dog feels that way because you might not be giving her as much attention as she needs, we humans think that they are just animals so they dont really notice, but dogs are very sensitive they can tell when we are sad, in trouble or even sick.
    Thats why she is sad when you leave her cuz she love you and want to spend more time with you.
    Maybe when she were a bit younger you gave her most of or time but now that she is bigger you dont really do it like before and she is use to that.
    Try training her to play at a certain time of the day just the way you trained her to potty and she will change her behaivoir, she will understand when its working time and when its playing time, and trust me she'll be looking forward to it wink... Hope it helps

    Ps: she looks like a labrador they are very loving and caring so its worse...

  3. Seeker7 profile image96
    Seeker7posted 6 years ago

    LOL! Dogs always do that! I've had dogs since I was 13, I'm 49 now and no matter how much time you spend with them and how much you love them, they will always give you 'the look'! It's the beautiful, large, innocent eyes that put us on a guilt trip. Everyone of my dogs have managed 'the look'! Next time you go out or stop the game, don't look at your dogs eyes! I never look at them when I go out the door and can't take them with me, It's just too tempting to keep going back and giving them that last pat!

  4. stephaniedas profile image90
    stephaniedasposted 6 years ago

    MrsHernandez and Seeker7: These are both great answers. I like the idea of trying to train her to recognize a certain time as play time, as they are really creatures of habit! And it is true that this will probably not erase "the look" entirely. They are just too sweet and always want to be in the company of their pack, and that melts our hearts. She is a labrador. In this photo, she was giving me the "Hurry up, I want to go on a walk!" look.

  5. Cresentmoon2007 profile image71
    Cresentmoon2007posted 6 years ago

    My dog does that as well and it surely isn't because I don't give her enough attention. She gets plenty of it all day, everyday.

    The best thing to do with this, if she really bugs you too badly then you can train her or try to give her more attention, if that is the problem. You may want to try teaching when play time is and when you just can't do it. If that is your dog in the picture you have shared then I am in love. She is beautiful!

  6. Cyndi10 profile image87
    Cyndi10posted 6 years ago

    Im learning that dogs will look at you that way regardless of how much attention you give them. My dog gets plenty of attention and he still wants more. I think that it's just the way they are. If they could, we would be attached to them 24/7. They get us with those eyes, don't they.