Does my puppy not like me?

yesterday a family friend came over whom triggers has never met…he goes up to her so happy and starts wagging his tale 90 mph......he has never wagged his tail for me (or anyone) since we got him 😞

i'm trying to excuse him by thinking since i never leave the house he's never surprised or excited to see me....but i still feel a little burned

I totally understand your grief. The same thing happens in our house. Visitors will come over and our dogs get crazy happy. I've never seen the two of them get that way and it can be upsetting at times.
One thing though…we get the constant snuggels and you know deep down they adore us. I think they just want to be loved by everyone so thats why they do the things they do. :o

@fountainhead:

yesterday a family friend came over whom triggers has never met…he goes up to her so happy and starts wagging his tale 90 mph......he has never wagged his tail for me (or anyone) since we got him 😞

i'm trying to excuse him by thinking since i never leave the house he's never surprised or excited to see me....but i still feel a little burned

That is REALLY normal. Don't take it personally. Dogs have a greeting ritual that is much more elaborate for non-pack member friends. They need to express, I am no threat, I am happy to see you, don't feel threatened. Normal, healthy puppies greet just about everybody like that because they have no idea whether each new individual is threatening or not; and they are just excited to meet new friends.

I have found that the people they meet in puppyhood will continue to be favorites throughout their lives. Our 9 year old dog has about four people on earth that he greets with a wagging tail…he met all of them as a baby puppy...and he sees each of them MAYBE once a year...but he gets all crazy when he sees them 🙂

Ours will go crazy for visitors also. They are also pretty expressive when we come home and will wag their tails. Even moreso if we are home later than normal.

Yeah, my feelings get a little hurt when DH is gone for weeks, and then he comes out and Jack sees him and starts wagging that tail like crazy- it looks like he is gonna take off. I can admit it. I get a little jealous.

well, it's good to know there are others that feel my pain :p

Mine do the same….visitors get the full "treatment" , Tail wagging, low growling, yipping, the works. I tell ya.......:rolleyes:

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