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Hello,

We recently rehomed a grey and he’s settled in really well. Towards the end of last week (week 2 since we got him) he has taken to spending most of his time upstairs, in our bedroom (which is also where he sleeps).

If/when we go into the room he wags and is happy to see us, often following us out the room to the landing but rarely down the stairs.

He has a bed downstairs in our kitchen diner and will settle without fuss if the door is closed, but then as soon as the door is opened he will generally wander to the door then upstairs. It’s a large space and backs on to the garden so he has plenty of room.

Worth reading anything in to this? We’re a little upset because it feels like he prefers to be alone which is contrary to most things I’ve read.

Thanks!

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Things are still so very new to him.

I'd let him wander... That is how he'll get to know you, the house and his new routine.

Let him approach you in his own time and way. 

Some greys settle in and become affectionate immediately... others take time.

Our 12 yard old Ruby came to us at 4 and still,often prefers to be on her own, all alone in another room.

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Grace is quite happy to stay on her bed safe in the knowledge that I'm in the house and isn't overly affectionate but will happily enjoy fuss and attention if I go to her but then she doesn't suffer with separation anxiety.


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My dogs have run the full spectrum. Our first dog, Summit, was a retired racer and he was lovely and sweet and loved attention, but he rarely followed us from room to room. He got up and came with us if he thought there was something in it for him, or if I specifically asked him to, but otherwise he just did his own thing. Kenna, our youngest, tends to follow me from room to room in case she can convince me to let her do some work which is what she lives for. Kili is somewhere between the two. She follows us around, but not to quite the same extent.

They're all individuals. Some like to follow us around, others are content knowing we'll call them if we need anything.


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Some dogs need longer to decompress and settle into home life - it's a huge change for most of them - with some it takes hours or days, with some it takes many months.   I wouldn't stress over it at this point.   Let him hang out where he's most comfortable, with occasional forays into the middle of your home life.   

It could be he's not used to the noise, or the busy-ness, or if you have kids or cats, or the furnace/ac, or he just needs some alone time like a person.  Some are extrovets and some are introvets.   As long as he's not overly anxious or fearful he'll be just fine once he figures everything out.


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