Should I be allowing this or is he being too dependant?
I know that our dogs are "velcro" dogs, but how much is too much?
Chico is very much always either with me or one of my boys when we are home. He loves to be close. If we are sitting he's at our feet. If we are on the bed he puts his head on our leg or an arm (so endearing). He is rarely ever too far away, but don't get me wrong-he does go off on his own to do his exploring and he does do his own thing here and there. It just seems that he prefers to be nearby.
My question is this and this may seem silly, but here it goes: Chico sleeps in my room on the floor on my side of the bed. My 4 year old sleeps on the other side of the bed. If I get up in the middle of the night to go the bathroom (sorry if this is TMI) Chico will get up with me and follow me into the bathroom. He will sit there with me until I reach for the TP (again sorry if this is TMI). Once I reach for the TP this seems to be his cue and he'll go lay back down.
Is this normal or healthy? Is there too much of a dependency here or is this OK? It doesn't bother me. I think it's fine- I just want to make sure I'm not allowing something to go on that shouldn't. Do I need to make boundaries or is this perfectly OK?