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Q: Do you think your dogs know when you getting ready to leave them and go on a trip?

March 17, 2009 | By lori l. | 46 answers | Expired: 1981 days ago

Do you think your dogs know when you getting ready to leave them and go on a trip?

Some people say no, I am simply projecting my feelings onto my dog. I tend to disagree. My dog has been very clingy this week. What do you think?

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Meg S.
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Mar 17, 2009

Most definitely! My dog starts pacing the minute she hears me getting out the suitcases. I know she has made the association of the suitcases with separation from her Mom.

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Dennis S.
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Mar 17, 2009

Absolutely and I swear they know who by the size of the suitcase. The huge one, my wife. The small one, me. 2 Of them, both of us.

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Ragdollkitties
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Mar 17, 2009

Absolutely. Not only do our dogs know, but our cats know that I'm going away the minute they see my duffel bags come out. I don't go away without the dogs too often, but they definitely know what the duffel bag means when they see it. They're just left wondering if they're staying home or coming with me.

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Sheryl J.
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Mar 17, 2009

Absolutely. It's so bad that my husband and I have not taken a vacation alone in at leat 8 years. Anything we do is planned around where we can take our dog with us.

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Bart O.
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Mar 17, 2009

Dogs can read your energy. They know when you are nervous or confident. They can sense your stress.

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Skyeblu
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Mar 17, 2009

I think animals know when we are leaving town. They read the energy and they know. Even when I'm about to leave the house just to go to town they all seem to start pointing out things I need to do for them before I leave. I have cats but it's the same. Animals read the energy and if you are a bit worried about leaving that might make him feel unsure about it too. I always tell them when I'm leaving and when I'll be back which probably sounds crazy but I like to let them know what is going on and that it's all going to be okay. I believe that the even energy about it does reassure them.

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