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Old 05-18-2015, 04:59 AM
 
Location: SW Corner of CT
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Cody does this with our bed.....as soon as I get up, he takes my spot....when I come back, I tell him to move over....doesn't always work, so then I just work around him when I crawl back in bed
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Old 05-18-2015, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Utah
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My last two dogs have done this.
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Old 05-18-2015, 11:41 AM
 
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I'm not sure why she does this, but am curious why when I get up my dog will take my seat where I was sitting? She does this everytime I leave the room...I have a few thoughts, but not sure. Anyone know why ???
The like your body heat.
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Old 05-18-2015, 04:40 PM
 
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I'm not sure why she does this, but am curious why when I get up my dog will take my seat where I was sitting? She does this everytime I leave the room...I have a few thoughts, but not sure. Anyone know why ???
Not only does my guy steal anyone's seat who moves, but if you're sitting in HIS seat, he will come up to you and stare you and growl at you until you move. When i say growl i mean play growl, my guy wouldn't hurt a fly. There's a seat in our house he's "adopted" as his own, and if you're sitting in his seat he will whine at you till you move lol

I believe he's attracted to the warmth that you left when you got up.
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Old 05-19-2015, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
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Aww come on now when are Ya'll going to learn? They are not stealing your seat, you're stealing their seat!


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Old 05-19-2015, 01:32 PM
 
Location: North America
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Mine does this all the time. Then gives me the stink face when I order him to move.
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Old 05-19-2015, 01:45 PM
 
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Wait till you have a cat. No surface is sacred - everything is their bed! From your dogs perspective its a fantastic place to sit, best seat in the house, after all their best friend sits there!
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Old 05-19-2015, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Montana
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I think it's mostly a status thing (although I also think smell, warmth, and comfort play into it).

Mine will swipe my seat, but it is descending order of dog - Tuck gets first dibs, Taffy second if Tuck is comfy where he is, Herman third, if Tuck and Taffy don't grab the seat. One way or another though, my seat gets grabbed 100% of the time.

When I return, they "usually" relinquish the seat as I am coming back to sit down, but occasionally the "move" word is required!
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Old 05-19-2015, 02:43 PM
 
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I guarantee that it's a "taking the king's seat" more than anything else mentioned in this thread.

Both of my dogs will do this. They will take our (hubby and my) seats. But they also take each other's seats too.

It's a power game to them.
I disagree. My dog ONLY does this during the winter months. At my age, getting up in the middle of the night for the bathroom, has become quite the routine for me. When I come back from the bathroom, she politely moves back over to her spot. She was keeping my spot toasty warm for me!!!

During the summer months? She doesn't do this AT ALL! In fact, she rarely shares the bed with me, during the summer, because the floor is cooler.
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Old 05-19-2015, 06:33 PM
 
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I've been trying to figure out why my dog does this.
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