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Why does my dog lay in doorways

Why does my dog lay in doorways

Why does my dog lay in doorways when I have the light on and it is cold outside, even when the door is open?

Why does my dog lay in doorways when I have the light on and it is cold outside, even when the door is open?

I was looking for some advice about what might be wrong with my Jack Russell, Dsy.

She was about 2 years old and had been going to a groomer about 3 times a year and was always having her nls clipped. I just noticed last week that her nls were very long agn. At the time she was outside and I was looking out the back window. I noticed her laying on the bottom step of the backdoor so I turned to look and she was looking in and laying down and stretching.

I did not see her in the doorway when I looked but, she was in it when I left the room and looked through the glass at her laying there. I went to the door and looked out and she was laying on the bottom step of the door as if she wanted to go out to the backyard. I also notice that she lays in a doorway. I also noticed this behavior at about 3:00 am when it was already dark outside and the light was on in the room.

I do not know if she needs more food or if she just wants to go outside. Do you think it might be a problem with food? She is doing fine with water and walks normally, it is just when she is laying in the doorway and wants to go outside.

I do not have a veterinarian. I also was reading that a dog that does not go out to the back yard could have a problem with going out of his mind. I think it is an instinct and is not a disease.

I have not noticed this behavior with my other dog and also noticed that my daughter was playing with her when it started to get dark out.

I know that she needs to go out but when she lays in the door and wants to go out the door it is causing a problem.

Could there be a disease? How do you know if it is an instinct or a disease?

It's not an instinct, it is a learned behavior. A young puppy will be anxious and want to go outside, and once outside the puppy will quickly learn that running is great, and not leaving her mark outside will be better. It's a great trning tool, really, but not something that will last forever, so when it happens later in life she will need to go to the vet.

Thanks for your help, I think it is a problem with going outside when she is hungry. I guess I could call the vet just to make sure. I have another big black German Shepherd and she was really friendly to the other two and always wanted to play with them but never had any problems. I don't think this one is as friendly as the other one.

Could there be a problem? Is this type of behavior a problem with the big German Shepherd? What did you think when you got him? Are they usually friendly?

I guess I can keep her in the house more often than she goes outside. She has gotten much better about playing with the other two. They seemed to play better at times when she was in the house than when she was outside. Maybe because she is so much older she doesn't need to have to go outside as much.

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Lucky the big guy was friendly, and also got used to the small ones in an short time, also they didn't really play, only ate and made friends.

My dog would play with my kids at the park before she was a dog, but she did that for a few weeks just after we got her. Now she won't come with us out there, unless she wants to get hit and she's not allowed to do that.

She loves being outside, but I'd make sure she has a safe place to go into if she doesn't want to be out there.

Good luck!

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I agree with the posters, my 2 y/o dog will chase a squirrel or other running rodent and will jump up on anything he thinks he can chew on, usually a leg or a toe. I have him trned to pull the toy from my hand when he does this so he is taught to not be able to eat this. But once I've shown him the behavior I don't want to be bitten I try to keep him near me, but sometimes it's hard to keep him close. I've also trned him to stay away from the edge of the couch and not jump up there.

My 1 year old is also doing the same thing. We have a fence on our property, so I'm not sure what to do with that.

I think it depends on how you trn the dog. You want to teach her not to jump up on the couch or other furniture, but you also don't want to teach her not to play. It's not fr to play with her because she will be punished if she falls, and if she tries to play it can be dangerous. What's your solution?

I agree with the posters, my 2 y/o dog will chase a squirrel or other running rodent and will jump up on anything he thinks he can chew on, usually a leg or a toe. I have him trned to pull the toy from my hand when he does this so he is taught to not be able to eat this. But once I've shown him the behavior I don't want to be bitten I try to keep him near me, but sometimes it's hard to keep him close. I've also trned him to stay away from the edge of the couch and not jump up there.

My 1 year old is also doing the same thing. We have a fence on our property, so I'm not sure what to do with that.

Sounds like she's learned that you want her to pull the toy from your hand, so she just did it. When I do this with my own dogs, they will sometimes put their heads up and look at me because they are asking me if I want to play and it feels like it gets through.

Sounds like she's learned that you want her to pull the toy from your hand, so she just did it. When I do this with my own dogs, they will sometimes put their heads up and look at me because they are asking me if I want to play and it feels like it gets through.

Yup, our 9 month old will jump up on us, and try to "pull" toys out of our hands to play with. We used a treat or two, and she learned quickly.

And our 2 1/2 year old is still doing it.