Why Does My Dog Follow Me Everywhere?

Domesticated dogs descended from wild canines (aka wolves) that lived in cooperative family groups, according to Tennessee veterinarian Kathryn Primm, DVM.

Why do dogs follow people everywhere?

When you ask the question, “Why does my dog follow me everywhere?” it might be best to do so while looking in a mirror.

1. For a reward

Your dog may have a specific reason for following you around at any given time. In fact, that’s pretty much a given, though the reason will depend as much upon context as it does upon science.

2. For food

“My dogs follow me everywhere in the house” is a common refrain among pet owners who are up to their elbows in housework.

3. Out of boredom

Sure, your furry pal could be dealing with boredom, but there’s another reason your dog may be staring at you and following you everywhere: Your potty-trained pup needs to go outside for a bathroom break.

4. For a potty break

Sure, your furry pal could be dealing with boredom, but there’s another reason your dog may be staring at you and following you everywhere: Your potty-trained pup needs to go outside for a bathroom break.

5. Out of anxiety