Be proud. If your dog still explores the ins and outs of your home, that’s a sure sign of good brain health. Canines are very social animals, and they tend to get bored quickly. Seeing you move around is enticing. It signals another opportunity to play, drool, or sniff something new.
It’s not that dogs like bathrooms, but they love the adventure!
Do you pay close attention to your dog’s mental health? You should.
It’s not just a nuisance if your dog cries until you open the bathroom door. It could signal a case of separation anxiety. Psychological distress in canines could stem from
- Premature detachment from your pup’s mother
- Fear of being away from you, the pet owner
Whenever your pet has an episode, there’ll be a change in overall conduct. Silence or playfulness can change unexpectedly to excessive barking or whining, chewing and digging out household items, or incontinence.
It’s not a good idea to exclude canines with separation anxiety, but treatment options are available. In the meantime, be patient with your doggo. Healing is a slow process.
Dogs are spoilt. They’ll take advantage of praise and treats whenever you let them.
If you make it a habit to dish out hugs, kisses, pets, and other forms of affection in the bathroom, then you don’t be so upset when your dog follows you into the bathroom. Frankly, going to the toiler sounds like playtime.
I may be a trainer, but your dog will only stick to the behaviors you reinforce back home. And if you let your dog into the bathroom, they won’t refuse.
That’s not to say that you should punish your dog for entering. Now that’ll be confusing. Instead, use the time to be constructive.
This brings me to my next point.