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Rocky07

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I have a 2yr old Maltese cross he is a very affectionate dog he loves a lot of attention from all the family especially my 29 yr old nephew but when my nephew spends a lot of time on his computer and doesn't give him the attention he looks for he sometimes looks sad he does get over it when my nephew gives him the attention sometimes when my nephew comes out of his room to get something and he looks for attention my nephew goes back to his room this is not constant he gets full attention from the rest of the family but he has a special bond with my nephew
 

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Hey there!
I must say, your dog is lucky as it gets the attention and affection it desires from all your family members. Pets deserve your love and care. I am happy that your family members are doing their best to adore the young furry friend- in fact, maybe your youngest family member.

Switching to your nephew- who has developed a strong emotional bond with the furbaby. Naturally, the dog likes someone more than others. Yet, your description of how the dog feels sad when it doesn’t get the attention of your nephew indicates a behavioral issue.

The behavioral pattern indicates ‘separation anxiety.’ This has become a common issue among pet dogs, especially during the pandemic phase. You know, many youngsters and adults are working from home during the quarantine phase.

As they spend a lot of time monitoring and playing with their pet dogs, and at a point in time, start returning to their offices, a similar kind of mental state and body language is seen in most pet dogs.

I am pointing out a possibility. I recommend you take your dog to a pet behaviorist nearby. If you wish to know more about this behavioral disorder among pet dogs, I hope this blog would clarify many aspects of this issue.

To find a professional pet behaviorist in your area, you can go to a platform like GreatVet, which allows you to search for the best-rated vets in your area in the US. You can search by clicking on the links to cities and metropolitan areas in the US.
 

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