Dogs can sniff out changes in their owner’s body chemistry — such as a rise in hormone levels during pregnancy. They may also pick up on changes in their mom’s mood or mobility, which can lead them to become more protective.
While not every dog is attuned to these changes, Diogee and Rocky clearly are. For the past month, the two pups have spent their time glued to their mom’s side or acting as her security detail.
“[Diogee] guards the house like a madman lately,” Christoffers said. “Delivery drivers don’t even like coming near our living room window. It’s gotten worse closer to the due date.”