Why would my dog try to trip me?FamilyPet
Chances are, your dog is not trying to intentionally trip you. While it may seem this way because your dog might be at your feet a lot, dogs do not have the capacity to think through an action such as tripping an owner. More than likely, a dog is simply following you around and getting in your way. Dog breeds or dogs who are particularly loyal and dependent on their owners have a tendency to follow their owners wherever they go. Like a shadow, a dog will walk in the same areas as the owner and follow the owner closely.
A dog who follows an owner closely is likely to be in the way of the owner at one point or another. If you have an extremely loyal dog and are taking a walk, if you suddenly stop and turn, the dog will probably be right there. If you aren’t looking down or don’t notice the dog there, you could easily trip over the dog.