Does anyone's dog get angry/sad when you leave for work?

Sassy - our dear Sassy
Philippines
March 15, 2011 9:17am CST
I'm staying with my cousin for while and she has dog is a very cute pug. We call her Sassy and I love her so much, she had been so close to me. Everytime I leave for work, she seems to know when I am getting ready to leave for the day. She will just sit on my feet and look up at me while I am putting make-up on, and when I start to do my hair she knows it's getting closer to the time I leave and she will start howling at me and walks in circles around me then bolts off and brings me every single strikin toy that she has, and just was her little pug tail waiting for me to play with her, it makes me feel SO BAD! She'll just look up at me and tilt her head and whimper when I open the door to go out and try to follow me. Sometimes she will bolt down the stairs and try to go with me and then I have to put her back in the house and awwww why is it so hard?
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@toyota4k (1213)
• Philippines
16 Mar 11
That's how it really has to be, being man's best friend, with their instinct plus intelligence, they can sense any simple thing to come next specially when it's some sort of a routine...
@toyota4k (1213)
• Philippines
16 Mar 11
Is anyone here from or near Baguio, Philippines with a Maltese pup? pls. get in touch...
@sender621 (14970)
• United States
16 Mar 11
I know how pets can be when you leave the house. When I was younger my family had a dog that would tear apart the couch cushions and dumpt the kitchen trash all over the floor whenever we left the house. I think it was the dogs way of saying they were angry at being left alone.
• Philippines
16 Mar 11
Lol that's a brat! I'm glad Sassy don't tear up cushions or anything.
@cuttyrish (2657)
• United States
15 Mar 11
Yeah, my dog will cry as if he is talking to me when i go to school. And if i try to copy my dogs cry or bark, it will answer back to me as if we are talking. This happen every time i go to school, my dog does that. I just hold him for a while and pat him as well, so that he would stop it. And when i return from school, my dog is so cheerful again. it is really so hard to leave your dog, especially when its so adorable, and sweet.
• Philippines
16 Mar 11
I really love it when you see them jumping and so cheerful when you get home. Just so adorable.
@jaiho2009 (36773)
• Philippines
15 Mar 11
Ohhh,,how sweet. That's really hard to leave when sad cute eyes were looking at you as if saying "don't leave me" :( Our dogs also run at the gate when they know we are about to leave. Then,we we came home,here they are jumping and wagging tails and embracing us as if we're gone for a week
• Philippines
16 Mar 11
Yeah really sweet. Always breaks my heart when she starts to cry, poor Sassy.
@inu1711 (5296)
• Romania
15 Mar 11
Hello myempress, You don't have the right attitude toward your cousin's Pug. You only worsen her situation. She knows you are going to leave to work but when you feel sory for her she will be more and more upset and she can develop separation anxiety. The best thing to do is to ignore her from the moment you start preparing yourself to leave to work. Whenever she tries to get your attention, ignore her. In a few days she will get it and she will go to her place and look sadly after you when you leave. You should also ignore her for a few minutes when you return home. She should be more than happy that you are back home, but you should let her calm down before giving her any sign of affection. Binne knows that every morning I have to leave to work and after we return from our morning walk we have breakfast and then she goes to her place and watch me preparing for work. She never comes after me when I leave to work because she knows I won't give her any attention.
• Philippines
16 Mar 11
I really don't know about that, all I know is that I always feel bad every time I leave for work, that If I could just stay and will not leave for work and play with her. Thank you for letting me know. I will take your advice, so that I won't feel bad anymore every time she does that.
• Canada
12 Apr 11
R u Kdding. we had a Bouvier named Bree. He was so mad at my wife that he couldn't go with her he tore up the phone book. That was the last thing that she was looking at before she left the house
• United States
16 Mar 11
I have to say my dog is the same way. He get so sad and i swear has seperation anxiety when me or my boyfriend leaves the house. In the morning when im getting ready for work he usually stays in the bed till its about 15 minutes till i have to leave and i usually put my keys on the counter around that time so he jumps out of bed finally and comes running to find me and is now stretching and we will talk for a few and then of course he starts following me around the house and is now grauling at me because of course he doesnt want me to leave for the day and is now in the room with a baby gate up and no one gets home for 7 hours and he just hates it so much and i feel really bad, but it is life and we all dont like it and sometimes i wish i could bring my dog with me to work but i dont think it would work out since i work at a construction office with two big rottweillers here and he is only a 14 pound little cockapoo that is my best friend LOL. I think we spoil my dog alot so therefore i think this is why he has seperation anxiety and we treat him really good and just do alot with him.
@mermaidivy (15421)
• United States
16 Mar 11
Our dog gets upset when he knows we leave him for a while. When I went to the hospital to give birth, I didn't go home for 3 or 4 days and went to the hospital again with our son because he had to receive some treatment so we staryed another 2 days, our dog was so upset, he wouldn't come doenstairs but just lie down upstairs alone even when my husband came home to feed him on time. When he knows my husband is leaving for business trips, he gets upset as well, just this morning, my husband left with the suitcase, he knows then he got upset.
• Bangalore, India
16 Mar 11
dogs are the beat pets what i have ever seen.it is the creature which have to respect for its own and the trust we could have better than a good friend..such a lovely creature..!
@Eugene126 (124)
• United States
16 Mar 11
My diggie had horrible separation anxiety so whenever I left the house she would get really sad. Pretty much the only thing we could do to make her feel safe and prevent her from trashing the house while we were gone was to create a small space for her where she could feel safe (we tried to crate her, but she destroyed the crate), she once was able to move our dryer by jumping on it (she only weighed 25 pounds!) we emptied out a small room just for her, and did our best to leave her alone as little as possible
@mrgpk63 (446)
• United States
16 Mar 11
Yes Dogs do have Emotions and Miss us when we Leave the House. They can get Sad and Bark with some Cry's Mixed in. They even can get Depressed as I saw One Dog I had go Through. He would Eat Less and just Lay around the House. But never Angry when Alone.
@whengcat (1458)
• Philippines
16 Mar 11
We have a dog too, her name is pichay. I think its true, they have feelings too. Because every time we would leave her, she's uneasy. But whenever we came back, we can see that she's so happy, wiggling her tail and growl like saying something like "hey, welcome back!, I missed you!". Some of our neighbor thought that our dog is howling and they don't like it but for us, its not howling. Howling and growling for me is different because when she growl, it seems like she wants to say something to us....
@glnnvl (23)
• United States
16 Mar 11
I have had dogs that acted that way when I left for work. That is just their nature and part of what makes them so lovable. It's hard because that are like children and you don't want to hurt their feelings. But it can't be helped.
@kwylima (452)
• United States
15 Mar 11
Hello.. yes..my dog used to be really sad or upset I dont know exactly. Well now he has a friend so he doesn't stay alone anymore. I think the feel alone and dogs need somebody around them most of the time or they are gonna think that no body loves them...it can sound stupid or silly but it is true. Having somebody to play along the day is good for them! dont worry to much tho! just give some more love when you get home in the end of the day.