10-09-2018, 09:17 PM
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Did any delivery people come to your home around that time in the past few weeks? Was there any high winds or storms about two weeks ago? What about guests to your home? Workmen? Loud kids? Barking dogs go past your home?
I am betting something happened one time and now she is spooked around that time, as if anticipating something "creepy" to happen. Sometimes it only takes one event to trigger ongoing fear. Not uncommon at all in our dog world.
If it was me and my Gracie dog, who gets spooked at random stuff, I would get some super yummy food that your dog loves, and around that time maybe do some easy tricks with your dog to earn the food. If that is too hard for your dog, just talk all happy at the beginning of that time frame--- and shower her with tons of tiny food bites. Maybe make a scavenger or treasure hunt on the floor so she can get distracted by sniffing and finding the treats. Make sure the food is extra delicious, like steak, cheese, chicken etc---no dry treats for this situation.
If you do this, I bet in a week she will be over it.
One time, my Gracie refused to get in my car one night after years of no problem jumping in. I suspect something spooked her one night as I put her in there and then went back to my shop to set the alarms. I was only gone a few moments, but something must have happened. She looked so pathetic and sad as she looked at me with those beautiful soulful eyes, pleading with me to understand that there was something really, really spooky going on.
So, I got out the yummy chicken and meat bites and gave her tons of them to get in the car and kept giving them to her in the car. And I talked calmly to her, reassuring her that we are all ok now. I did this routine for about 5 days...and then never a problem again.
Who knows what spooked my Gracie?? Maybe a loud ambulance going by? Or a tired popped? Electrical pop? Loud dogs barking at her near our car? Drunk man screaming near our car? Something.... very creepy to her.
Good luck and maybe try this routine and see if it helps your dog like it helps my sweet Gracie.