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July 18th, 2012, 07:28 AM
BlueJayBaby's Avatar Veteran
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So I have heard the theory that dogs can sense pregnancy. Not so much the fact that you are carrying a baby but just that they can sense that something is "different". Anyways, I have a 3 year old chocolate lab named Dodger. He sometimes picks and chooses when he wants to listen but mostly he is a very good dog. Yesterday I come home from work and I see that he has unmade our bed and it looks like he slept in DH's spot most of the day. He has never done that, ever. Then when I go into the living room I see that he has pooped! He has not pooped in the house for nearly 3 years! Then all night he won't even leave my side. He has been sleeping on the floor beside me for probably a month now but now even this morning when my DH woke up and was going to feed him Dodger wouldn't even leave my side (and my dog loves food more than anything!). I am beginning to think that he may just know something is up? Anyone else have any experience with dogs sensing pregnancy?

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July 18th, 2012, 07:54 AM
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I think they know. My dogs have stopped jumping on me and they both will sit there and sniff my belly intently when they have never done that before. One dog likes to slurp my shirts as well over my bump so he sure is acting funny. They are also extra nuzzly and the cats are extra snuggly too.

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July 18th, 2012, 08:06 AM
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My dog has not acted differently at all, so I don't have any advice for you there. We're trying to prepare him and playing baby noises from a youtube video and he is not liking it at all. He howls at it! I hope he acts ok once we bring Sophia home.
Cassie, wife to Andrew, mommy to Sophia (4), Landon (2) and expecting baby #3 in June!

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July 18th, 2012, 08:10 AM
Megan30's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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My dog has no clue ..LOL....she jumps all over my belly like it's a trampoline. Plus I haven't noticed any different behaviour.
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July 18th, 2012, 09:15 AM
Dhartanya's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Mine havent acted any different lol my lab even took me out one night when i was sitting on the bed.
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July 18th, 2012, 11:26 AM
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Our golden follows me everywhere now more than before. She usually only goes when I call for her but now it's like she will wake up out of a dead sleep and follow me upstairs. and she also waits for me to make it to the top/bottom now before coming after me. She also doesn't jump or run off without her leash. Perhaps it's because she's almost a year old. but she started this behavior when she was only 4 weeks along.

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July 18th, 2012, 11:56 AM
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My male has been a little more clingy and the cat too!

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