Why does my dog always sit BEHIND me? His bed is about 3 feet (90 cm) away diagonally from my gliding chair, but he will always sit behind my glider. If I leave the room, he will sit in his bed or just follow me around and ALWAYS BEHIND me?
Your dog will always be around you (behind, in front, next to) because he feels safe around you and he knows you are the pack leader. They have bonded with you and this is a really good thing. They trust you and want to be near you 24/7. However, this can also lead to some attachment issues, so if you want them to be more independent and apart from you from time to time, try to use a dog gate in front of your room door to block you from him but still be in sight, and give him a treat. Then a few days later, have him be a little more apart from you, and give him a treat if he stays. This will behaviorally train your dog want to be apart from you sometimes and still feel safe when you are not around.