|Barked: Sat Jan 22, '11 2:53pm PST |
|Our 3 year old Shiba who is generally pretty mellow and sleeps about 70% of the time, suddenly is barking at the door every 15 minutes, pacing and trying to get our attention by pawing at us. At first we thought she had to really go to the bathroom, but she barely does and honestly going from 4 walks a day to 4 walks in 2 hours is a little bit odd.
When we let her out on the deck (unwillingly since its 25 degrees right now) she won't come back in - even with bribes of chicken! Clearly she's cold since she is shaking, but no dice. I have to go out there and pick her up and bring her back in.
Also, she is sleeping under the bed or under the couch (this is very rare in normal circumstances).
We can't figure out what has happened. Nothing has changed in our environment, nothing scary, no thunderstorms, fireworks, etc. The ONLY thing we can trace back is that our neighbor 2 floors above had some friends over last weekend and they brought a couple dogs with them. She is very protective of our apartment and extraordinarily territorial. We kind of dispel this idea though since the party was on Sunday and she didn't start acting weird until Tuesday. Also, when I sink gurgles she hides under the couch and shakes but our sink hasn't been gurgling recently so not sure about that reason.
Does anyone have any experience with their dog suddenly behaving like this? If so, what did you do? Of course my biggest fear is that she has some kind of disease and my second biggest fear is that she is going to be like this for the rest of her life (which most likely will drive my husband and I into an insane asylum). Sooo any help and ideas and remedies would be very appreciated!!
Thanks a ton!
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