My lhasa apso follows me around the house.
ive had her isnce july 2006.
she growls if i accidently touch her while we are sleeping!
Like many dogs, Lhasa Apsos are bred to be companions and want to be with you at all times. I have a two year old Lhasa, Hektor, and he’s like my shadow–so much so that if I abruptly stop walking around in my house, he bumps into the back of my legs. When I’m watching television or reading in my living room, he’s usually lying quietly either just at my feet or closely by my side. The decision of whether it is "good" or "bad" must be entirely yours. The fact of the matter is, is that you have a dog that prefers to be near you most of the time. Just don’t encourage separation anxiety by making a huge deal of leaving and returning home–I barely greet Hektor when I return from work, and he handles me leaving just fine. I have a friend whose dog tears up her home when she leaves for more than a few hours because my friend makes a big production of leaving the house each day. Don’t be tempted!
As for the growling–buy a bed and place it by your bed for your dog to sleep at night. As much as Hektor desires to be with me (and would LOVE to sleep in my bed), he has grown quite comfortable with his own little "place" in my bedroom and goes straight to it at bedtime every night without any encouragement. This way, you have your defined space and your dog has hers.
These are the BEST little dogs, if you haven’t figured it out in the six months that you’ve had her. They are incredibly smart! Mine responds to over 35 verbal commands and is still learning. Good luck!
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