Ask PoopReport: Why Does My Dog Come With Me?

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Dear Poopreport,

Why does my dog always want to sit next to me in the bathroom when I shit?

We got a female Sheltie puppy six months ago. This is the first time in my
life I have ever had a dog. Every time I go to the bathroom, Dixie
follows me in.

If I try to lock her out, she will scratch at the door and
bark until I let her in. She will sit there and rest her body against my leg
and demand I pet her as I drop my loaf. As soon as I am done shitting and
wiping, I stand to flush and she runs to the door, knowing that "we" are
done.

Why does this dog want to "help me shit"? Do other dogs do this? Does the
dog enjoy the smell of my dung?

I will admit I enjoy the company -- I see it as quality time between my pet
and I -- and it sure beats reading the newspaper alone.

79 Comments on "Ask PoopReport: Why Does My Dog Come With Me?"

Jeff C's picture
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My cat almost always RUNS in to be with me when I shit. Most of the time he trots in and waits to be petted but some times he realizes a little late that I've already sat down and RUNS in.

On occasion he will come in to do his business as well (since the litter box is right next to the toilet). The female we have doesn't normally do this but has been doing it more recently. She's a little shit anyhow..

On an unrelated note, the best money I ever spent (outside of declawing) was on a Littermaid automatic cat box.. which I guess could be mentioned here. It's got a motorized rake that automatically scoops the poop into a bin that is covered to keep (some of) the smell away.

Jeff

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according to "facts on farts" .com, dogs enjoy the smell of feces. This problem is quite common, and it explains the attraction the same as the attraction to raw meat and carrion.

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If your dog poops during walks, you are always watching her... maybe she just wants to return the favor.

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http://www.heptune.com/farts.html

I almost forgot- here's the URL if you're interested.

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TCM, facts like that do not apply to all dogs. you want a fact? when my sister's dog crapped all over the living room, even after it was cleaned up, he avoided the soiled areas like the plague, sometimes jumping over invisible spots and refusing to step on others. i didn't even see the mess before it was cleaned, but i could tell you every place there had been shit just by my dogs behaviour.

he comes with me into the bathroom for the same reason he follows me everywhere else: he is very attached to me and wants to be with me no matter where i go. when i take a shower, he's there. when i brush my teeth, shit, piss, etc...: he's there. he sleeps in my room, rides with me when i go places and when he and i can't do something together, he waits by the door or window for me to come home.

Doniker, your Sheltie and my Border Collie are similar breeds. if you and Dixie are bonding (these breeds tend to bond to one person more than any other) than she just wants to be with you no matter what.

enjoy it, man. there are few better things in this world than the love of a faithful dog.

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dammit...i hacked the post above. my SISTERS (a female) crapped in the living room. MY dog (a male) is the one who avoided it.

sorry about that.

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I never said I didn't enjoy it. Like I said, being a dog owner is something new to me, and I guess I am not used to having a shitting companion.

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Easy ... she wants to roll in your poop, to "perfume" her body with and make her the envy of the neighbourhood!

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The only thing my dog has rolled in is the poison ivy in the woods behind our house. The dog brought the urushiol oils from the ivy into the house and spread it everywhere throughout the house. Everyone in our household has been breaking out with poison ivy rashes since the beginning of September. I have gone through a whole big bottle of Calymine lotion myself alone.

Dixie..that little rascal.

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My dog, the Lil' Poopin' Genius, alos follows me in the bathroom. It's our own little ritual. I announce, "Conference call" and he come a runnin'. My business is his business.

Jeff C's picture
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Conference call!!!! LOL!!!

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Well Che, after all, all dogs are different. Some people like anchovies, and some don't. Me- I eat Anchovie stuffed olives. Also- Mental note, don't date Che's sister (she might crap all over the floor.)

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I used to have a cat that would want to come into the bathroom and use the litterbox when I, or other members of the family, were in there using the toilet. He would claw at the door to be let in, like Doniker's dog.

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Yes I can relate to this. I have a little bitch who often scratches at the door to the toilet whilst I'm pooping. I have no choice but to let her in, although I am worried the fumes I produce may be harmful to her. I've developed an immunity to it, but I'm not sure how good it is for the dog.

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misspelt my own name there!

shameful

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My dog watches me pump out my fudge also. I expect it's because I tend to grunt one right before I take her out, and her little doggy brain has correlated it. But in my heart, I hope that it's more a peer review, conference of equals kind of thing. She never picks up after *me* though. So I'm not sure we're equals ...

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that reminds me of that theory, that if aliens from other planets are watching earth, and they see humans and dogs walking around, and the dog shits and the human picks it up, who is the superior being, dog or human??

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Thank god for this site! I thought I was alone when it came to the conference call! Although I have 2 little visitors when I'm pooping. Both of my terriers will join me for a good sit when I enter the bathroom. Unfortunately they do the same thing to my boyfriend who gets a little stagefright when some one else is in the room. Thanks guys!

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I don't own a dog, but I do have a 2 year old kid at home, and she loves watching me poop. She even imitates me squeezing one out. It is quite comical, and she is pretty good at imitating me I must say.

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dogs like shit

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My big sister thinks poop is really hoT!! She loves watching eveyone SHIT!!! She loves shit so much that after pooping she rubs itall over her body!!! THEN she makes me come in and throws it at me and then she rubs it all over me Even where i pee!! EWWWWWW!! HELP!!!

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I rescued 4 shelties. One of them, the oldest female, follows me everywhere, especially when I go into the bathroom. These dogs were all show dogs and lived on a ranch with 47 other shelties and collies. Rachel (the one who will not leave my side) loves being indoors, she was alsways outside at the breeders ranch. Once I got Rachel home she was a permenant fixture to my side. She became so attached to me she now warns me when my bloodsugars are low (I am a diabetic) I was so amazed I contacted a local animal behavioralist and asked how after only 6 weeks with me at that time she was so atuned to me and wanted to be next to me no matter where I was at (bathroom especially). He stated that dogs, like small children, can sense the love and kindness of it's owner, and in appreciation for this love they "bond" very closely with their owner wanting to be near them no matter where they go. He also told me since Rachel loved being indoors and was left outside at her previous place, she was showing her appreciation for being allowed to be indoors. Sounds rather funny, but in this case it seems to make sense

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My German shorthair always has to come in with me. If he is outside it's the cat. I don't think they're really interested in what you're doing, just being with you. However, I pee standing up and my cat sometimes watches the pee stream in fascination. He's a sick little bugger!

I found Jesus! He was behind the sofa the whole time!

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all my chiahuahuas come in with me and then fight over who gets to sit in my underwear!

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That just gave me a sick picture in my head. Thanks for the memories.

I found Jesus! He was behind the sofa the whole time!

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i have 4 cats and they every time i go to the bathroom the closest to me at the time will follow , then they`ll want a pet and to sit on my lap lol ....i guess they just wanna follow you everywhere , that happens when i go to the kitchen too or another room and i`ve had cats all my life and almost all did that so i guess its just a thing they do

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I have a dog who is sulking now. I have just got back from our walk. I turned my back for one minute and she found a stinking pile of horse/dog/Cow shit to roll in. We finished the walk and came home. She knew we were heading for the bathroom to give her a bath. She hates bath time. She won't come near me now :(

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I once had a cat wo would come to the bathroom with me and do his business at the same time I did.
I loved that cat.

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That's great, Fart Poopie. My cat comes in just to stare at me.

I found Jesus! He was behind the sofa the whole time!

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Mickey would go with everyone. I can't say I remember him pooping on his own.

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Gee, that's funny. My 2 year old son also follows me into the bathroom. I think its because he likes to flush....
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I think my dog likes to watch MY eyes bug out...nothing like a good grunt:](!)

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MY "SHIH TZU" IS 2 YEARS OLD & SHE HAS BEEN LIKE THIS SINCE SHE IS ABOUT 12 WEEKS OLD...THE MINUTE I GO TO THE LOO/WASHROOM SHE WILL SIT AT THE DOOR & WAIT FOR ME TO FINISH..BUT..SHE NEVER WALKS RIGHT INTO THE WASHROOM..SAME THING WHEN I HAVE A SHOWER...SHE ONLY SIT'S AT THE DOOR, MUST BE A "DOG THING" LOL, LOL

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my dog a 2year old boxer when i have company he pisses right next to them why?

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He doesn't like them?

"all my chiahuahuas come in with me and then fight over who gets to sit in my underwear!"

That reminds me of when I had rats ^_^ I'd have clean clothes on a chair, they'd chill in it all day, and I'd have rat hairs poking me all over when I put it on. I was also at an, ahem, friend's house once, and her cat slept in my boxers. Itching all the way home. Didn't occur to me to remove them.

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I think animals go into the bathroom for many reasons. One, the animal is attached to their owner. Two, the animal (especially dogs) feels that it is protecting the owner. And three, The animal is curious about what the owner is doing.
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My dog came in the bathroom whilst I was dropping a log, sniffed, and bit me. The bastard. He's just jealous.

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I just got a cat who follows me into the bathroom all the time. The cat likes to watch me for some reason.
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I have 3 cats and a dog....for gods sakes I cant even SNEAK into the bathroom its like a frickin alarm goes off in the fir station! The dogs the first and he must send out some signal that he smells it coming. The three cats come in of course they all have there stations and after a few seconds of bickering over the prime spots the show begins. Im expecting a rat to come out and sell popcorn here folks. OK so the youngest has this thing where he jumps in the bathtub behind the curtain waiting for a marbel sized balled up TP to be tossed in over the top of the curtain. If i dont he will cry behind the curtain and it breaks my rythmm. The middle age cat who doesnt get along with the dog just sits and stares at him from his perch. Did I mention the dog has a security ball he carries with him all the time and he must place this beetween my feet to effect some sort of harmonious balance. The oldest cat rubs against my legs gently tickling me behind the knees. So then it begins. The young cat in the tub leaves which the dog see's as an oppurtunity to eat his toy TP ball. this pisses off the older cat becuase the dogs a bull in a china shop. the middle cat runs just becuase the older ones hualing ass. So now its me and the dog. He will not leave untill I am finished in fact if theres something temping him to leave IE:food/company , If i say "I'm Done" he leaves but only if I have the TP in hand. Ive lied to him a couple times so now he wont leave till he hears the flush. Im thinking on flushing three times now just too see what happens next heh....

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LOL I came across this topic because I was searching for answers on this exact thing. My dog always comes in when I am peeing in the bathroom to see what I am doing. She'll even bust open the door if I don't close it all the way. She just stands there with a weird look on her face.

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OMG Anonymous Coward 12-18-2006. Your story of your dog and three cats is hilarious!

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My cockapoo won't take a dump unless I walk him! I don't like this. I don't even think he makes pee-pees unless I walk him. He'll just sit right by the door and stare. Dangit! I don't have time to talk the dog around in my yard for 10 minutes while he smells who knows what and eats all the rabbit turds he can find. He won't take a dump but he'll eat a dump... Oh yeah, he also likes to follow me in the john while I take a dump but I do not enjoy an audience when there are loaves to pinch.

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My female cat usually wants to sit on my lap while I am dropping brown babies. She knows I will not be moving for a bit and she has me to herself. She won't even let me read, she will paw at the book or magazine til I put it down. Then she commences with the smearing of drool on my hand and other loving gestures. I love that cat.
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Miss Scat, that will come in handy one day, when you find yourself out of paper....that cat will do quite nicely....

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I dont think it has anything to do with the dump in as much as they just may simply enjoy your company. I know some dogs just hate to be left alone and will scratch at the door til you let them in. Cats are an enigma you can NEVER figure them out. At least I couldnt figure out mine.
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Dude, my dog and cat come in my cat takes a shit and my dog wants to be pet. Although it is when I pee or shit... as soon as I reach for the roll she leaves so does the cat????? what the hell?

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We have two cats that always accompany my wife when she enters the bathroom to do her business. When I enter the bathroom for a shit they get out their visas and head for the airport.

This would probably be a good question for our animal expert Daphne; if dogs have a sense of smell thousands of times more sensitive than humans how in Hells name can they stand to be in the bathroom when a particularly stench ridden loaf is pinched?

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Dogs like poop, Chief...they eat it, roll in it, play with it, bring it in the house as an offer to buy dinner for a change...etc.
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The proper order is kiss me, then go smell the other dog or cat's butt. I cannot stress this enough.

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My dog Jayce is in heat right now.She is fully potty trained,and here lately she has been uraniting all over her diaper.Its not like her to not let me know she needs to go outside.Should I take her to the vet to see if she has a track infection?She has been potty tranined for 3 years,and when we pick her up,she is soaked :(

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Why don't you just call your vet and ask for a callback? It might be very common.


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My cat always, without fail comes into the bathroom with me when I am taking a shit. That is one of the times that she likes to be pet. I don't know if she likes the smell or what, but it must also be a cat thing as well. When I am taking a shit, I am usually sitting there for 10-20 minutes. I am surprised that the cat can tollerate the stench.

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The dog is amazed at something that actually smells worse than dogshit?? No personal reflection on doniker of course **snicker snicker**

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My pomeranian Mr.Buttons likes to chill behind the toliet for some reason, when im in the bathroom he has to be included or will make it known he wants to come in. I found along time ago that dogs find smells we think repulsive to be fantastic hince the toliet hangout.

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my dog does the same thing. but he does some other weird thing. everytime i am masturbating in my room, he would bust open the door if he can. its like he can smell my erection coming. he just come and sit on the floor and watch me till i am done. after he sees me clean myself up, he would then leave. weird... werd.

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Simple answer: your dog is a reincarnation of one of your dead relatives. They are watching you masturbate. Stop it or you'll go blind.

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Every single dog I've ever had before my current pet just loved Loved LOVED to roll their entire bodies in the stinkiest smelling nasty rotting thing on the side of the road. I even witnessed my most loyal childhood companion happily roll and flop around in some dead deer innards someone had helpfully discarded in the neighborhood ditch.

Now I have a dog who actually likes to roll around in Febreze or any other good-smelling substance I spray on a rollable surface. Go figure.

ES, according to Concetta Bertoldi's "Do Dead People Watch You Shower?" our crossed-over relatives watch us masturbate all the time, but they don't judge us for it. ;) Thanks for the warning, though, as I thought my eyes were going bad just from age!

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AC, you haven`t told us the important detail: while you`re cranking one out, how does your dog look at you? In a superior way or in a jealous way?

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Doniker should count himself lucky that the dog likes to sit beside him. Ours: 2 Rottweilers then 2 Italian Spinones, both large breeds, always wanted to sit between your legs - if they sat on your partly pulled down clothes it would pitch you forward off the crapper; no joke mid-dump.
Tip: if your mutt has rolled in anything stinky, a good way of getting rid of the lingering stench is to coat the fouled area in ketchup then wash off well. The tomato works better than most shampoos. No idea if it works on poison ivy though!

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I have three cats and a dog. One of my cats is stuck up his own backside and rarely pays any attention to me whatsoever until, that is, I need to do my daily duties. Once you are sitting on the toilet, he comes in purring, wraps himself around your legs, meows, starts rolling all over the floor and wants all your attention. Once you've finished, he just strutts out and goes back to sleep and doesn't want to know you anymore. Also, you must not shut the bathroom door in this house - doesn't matter what you're doing, the cats don't like the door being shut and they will rip up the carpet outside the door so that when you want to get out of the bathroom, the door becomes stuck on the ripped up carpet and you are trapped. The dog just sleeps on the sofa all day.

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The dog is trying to understand why you are not house broken yet.

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I too am the owner of poop & piss watcher. My dog however follows me everywhere in my home, and is treated like a son. All be it, he is my slightly retarded son, that licks his own ass, and rests his head on my underwear whilest I'm going to the bathroom. But there again he is like a son. It is a bonding experience and it is the closest they can get to sniffing your butthole. With that being said, he does spend the rest of his day stuck up my ass no matter what I am doing. He is part beagle, part yorkie. Which makes him a small dog, but he's going on 9 now, and much like the "confrence call" comment he is my right hand man. lol.

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Hi, I just got my dog on thanksgiving and she loves me.
She also just had puppies two weeks ago and I stayed up with her for 36 hours. My dad and I built her a birthing box but she didn't want to have her pups in there, she wanted to have them in my room. I take care of her and everything. But it's really weird, this is my second lab. And both labs loved me but this one is so attached. She follows me EVERYWHERE! She waits outside my bathroom door, she will be feeding her pups but when she hears or sees me she gets up and follows me. I just want to know why my dog is so attached to me and listins and obeys me and not really anyone else.

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I have three cats. "Bama" the male likes to come in with me sometimes when I shit. He comes in trotting, brushes against my legs a few times asking to be pet, then if I do. He comes in from every direction until I've rubbed him from every angle, then burys his head in my underwear sniffing away. Then he looks up at me with this weird but hilarious look in his face, mouth open teeth bearing. As if he just toked some really good shit. "weed"lol Then he hops in the tub for a while and leaves. One of my female cats "Snow" runs in every chance she gets talking to me in these funny baby sounds and wants to be pet & rubbed. Then she stands up to let me know she wants up. So I pick her up some times & she head butts me and waddles around in my lap and chest until I'm sick of her and covered in hair. & I put her down. Then she runs off pissed. My other female "Precious" comes in sometimes, but just to watch and be nosey & explore the bathroom and poke at me from behind the shower curtains. I most times am bombarded by whomever decides to come in unexpectedly. But sometimes I slam the door when I see em coming when its early morning or when I'm just off from work and don't feel like all the paparazzi. Unless I don't close it all the way, then they burst in as if I need permission to close a door. But often times I deal with it cuz its sometimes the only time they want to be bothered by their slave and the only attention I get from my masters. Even though I often forget I'm suppost to be shitting because of all the excitement lol

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My pomeranian Mr.Buttons has this crazy little system of communication going on through poop/pee. Every night when we go for a walk he stops at four or five designated spots. He stands there and sniffs at first then lifts up his leg and marks the spot. Same routine, same spots,every night. He returns to those same spots to retrieve markings from other dogs in the neighborhood. So simple yet so sophistocated. He's a little poopy inspector gaget-at least thats what I call him.

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wow- this has to be the longest conversation ever. it started in 2002 and here we are in 2010 still talking about dogs wanting to watch us poop! i have 2 pugs, neither has to be in with either me or ny husband, but my older pug does something that no one here has mentioned yet. when I am done (I don't know about my husband, when he is pooping, I leave cause the smell is deadly), my older dog (a girl) stands up and looks in the bowl. It always cracks me up. She's done this since she was big enough to reach. I always wonder if I just move the pet steps next to the bowl, will she climb up and take a poop herself? Of course she would probably fall in and I will find her drowned head first!

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I have 3 Boston Terriers and 1 English Bulldog/Doberman mix. We call them the "bathroom monitors". The order goes as follows:

boy- 6 years old
girl- 2 1/2
girl- 2
girl (mix)- 3-4 months old

the boy was the ring leader since he was the "only child" before the other 2 bostons. He will grunt and sniff at the door until you let him in- if you didn't let him in, he would then lay down outside the door until you finished. If permitted to be in the restroom with you, he would/will lick your ankles and then go lay down. The girls are the same way minus the licking. They come in when you come in, lay on the ground and go to sleep. When you are done, they simply get back up and go back to doing whatever it is they were doing before. You could be changing, applying make up, showering, brushing your teeth, peeing, pooping, fixing your hair and doing any other deeds and they will just come in as if to make sure you're "doing what you're supposed to be doing" and lay down and go to sleep. It's bizarre. The puppy tries to get involved with my underwear but I think that's disgusting so I tell her to "go lay down". She does., she's very smart for her age and has practically no accidents in the house (I found her on the street fighting death at about 1 month). She's weird though because although she knows she's going to get wet, she will follow me inside the shower. I try to not encourage this behavior (she's huge, bigger than my bostons and makes quite the mess) but sometimes she just doesn't care and will sit in the shower and watch me shower. I mean it's borderline ridiculous! You can tell she's uncomfortable getting wet and squirted in the face with water, but she just doesn't care. It's not like she couldn't watch me from outside the shower- the shower is made of glass! This is one behavior I just do not understand. None of them watch me or interact with me at all when I'm using the toilet, they just lay there.

Sometimes, when we have company, the oldest will enter my room through the doggie door and (I know the consequences of shutting the door all the way) barges in, looks at me as if to "check up on me" and then heads back out to "tend to the guests". I just do not get it lol but it sure is hilarious.

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HA! i have a border collie girl, and she usto HAVE to be with me when i would do i dues and shower, but now not so much, the older she gets the less she cares. i mean she still follows me everywhere, and gets upset that she cant go with me when i leave (see i useto live in a small lil town in N. Cali, and she usto go everywhere with me, but jan, we moved to Hawaii, and theres not many places here she can go with me) so im thinkin maybe that what did it, shes mad at me and wants to go back home. lol

But i also did just get an Aussie pup, shes about 11 weeks now, she follows me into the bathroom to watch me do my dues. lol. but her main consern is to sleat the cardbord tp roller things outa the trash can. lol (as the bathroom door is now to be closed after use, because a lil puppy in the house enjoys unrolling the tp all over the place.. she also finds it quite funny to Watch US clean it up) lol....

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my 9 month pomeranian follows me EVERYWHERE. Sometimes when I'm in the bathroom he squats too, but I always stop him with a sharp "hey!" and he waits to go outside. He usually just sits and stares at me, sometimes wants to be pet, and every once and a while will try to get in my lap. weird. My friend dog sitted for me once and said he watched her pee. lol.

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Mine follows me in, too.

I think it's because dogs know how we feel. If we act excited to see them come watch us shit once, or talk to them and give them attention, they'll keep coming back. If you yell at them when they come in, they'll stop.

It's a cycle.. you give them attention, they want, more attention, they come again...

Sometimes my dog stands there wagging her tail while I shit. That weirds me out a bit, but.. well, if I had a tail, I would be wagging it too. Taking a dump is exciting!

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my dog does the same... when i take a shower she lay down in the mat and waits till i get out... when i go take a dump she also comes in quickly before i shut the door and just lay in the mat and waits till im finish...