Are they sad about it, too?
The truth is, they get sad, but maybe not enough so they act mad and upset. They may be trying to get your attention more so they don’t take so long. (You probably don’t see dogs going to the bathroom or anything, even when it’s your turn to be away.)
How do you know if they get sad? Well, this is really a question of how sensitive dogs are. If you look and then turn your head while looking, your dog may be upset or anxious.
What if a dog doesn’t like having you gone? If you were just about to leave, your dog may turn a threatening color, get nervous, or growl. If you were about to go, your dog normally does not bark. But if your dog is going for a walk and doesn’t bark, the chances are, they’ll be mad and nervous.
What if a dog is on leash when we leave without you and goes off? They may get upset if we were about to leave and then not follow through with our plan. (See above answer. If your dog is on leash and you don’t want to take her with you, then walk around with a separate dog, and let her lead.)
Do you have to be with your dog in the car while you leave? I don’t know about you, but, on that occasion, I don’t think it’s worth my time sitting in the car. If I can’t go anywhere in that car, then what use is the time of day or the car? (If you do a lot of walking with your dog, I suggest sitting in the car and just walking with your dog. If you have a dog who makes some really high energy “barking” sounds, just walk back to the car and take her with you. You don’t have to ride with her, and you’re more comfortable.)
If your dog shows signs of being upset or agitated, and you didn’t try to calm her (you were so close to putting her down), then you need to be more aware of the situation. A friendly dog who doesn’t bark at the same time as you is happy and alert, and she looks a lot less nervous after you go away.
Do you leave dogs running to other dogs or other people? Some dogs may run a lot when we leave, and they may become very aggressive or upset when we’re gone.
You want your dog to