There are many reasons why your Husky follows you everywhere. They either want attention, are feeling nervous, or they’ve simply been trained to behave this way.
If you’ve noticed that your Husky follows you everywhere you go, at first, you might have seen it as cute. After a certain point, it can become annoying or even concerning. You’ve satisfied their needs, yet, they continue to follow you around.
Here are some of the reasons why your Husky is following you around.
The first and most obvious reason why your Husky is following you is because they want more attention. You need to remember that this is a dog that was bred to work alongside humans so they’re used to being by the side of a human and they don’t really like to leave your side too much.
If you find that your Husky is following you around even though you believe you satisfied all their needs, it could be because they are looking for more attention.
Huskies aren’t known for their separation anxiety but it doesn’t mean that they can’t experience it. When your Husky is anxious, they’re more likely to follow you around because being away from you is the main thing that bothers them.
One way to tell that your Husky is experiencing separation anxiety is if they act out when you’re not around. If they’re displaying unusual behavior such as peeing on the floor, biting, or scratching things then you’ll want to try and give them more attention wherever possible.
As previously mentioned, Huskies were bred to work with humans so they’re constantly looking to you for direction. If you notice that your Husky is disobeying you, it could actually be because you’re not representing them as a proven leader.
They want to be led by you, they want to follow your lead, and if you’re not being the leader, they’ll think that they need to step in to take over so they’ll stay by your side to guard you.
A lack of training can cause your Husky to follow you around and each time you support this behavior, it can make them more prone to doing it. If you give them a treat when they follow you or you pet them more when they pace around behind you, then chances are, they’ll continue doing it because you reinforce that it’s okay.
Of course, following you around is no reason to punish your Husky but you’ll want to give them the attention and things they want and then make sure they understand that it’s not okay to continuously follow you around.
It’s important to remember that your Husky following you around always comes from a place of love and while it might get on your nerves sometimes, it really shows how loyal our Huskies are to us and how much they love us.
If the pacing has become a little too much to handle, start gradually weaning them off by clearly instructing them to sit in a place of their own and not to follow you. Reward that behavior and set aside plenty of time for interaction, love, and attention too.