The clingiest dog breeds and how to make them a bit more independent

The following breeds form deep emotional bonds with their owners, making them prone to feeling distressed when left alone.

The Bichon Frise is known for its strong bonds with humans. But because they thrive on companionship, they can be prone to separation anxiety.

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These little dogs are surprisingly bold and have a strong sense of loyalty, which can sometimes lead to separation struggles.


Pugs are known for their playful and sociable personalities, making them  delightful companions. Despite their endearing charm, these dogs can  exhibit clinginess.

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Cocker Spaniels are social dogs, which may be why they can develop  separation anxiety. They are known to form strong attachments.

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