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Old 03-06-2018, 11:29 AM
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Behavior Change in 6 year old

Hi! Toby is my 6 year old Plott Hound Shepard mix(we think?) I adopted him a little over a year ago from a local animal shelter. He was veryyyy sick. Skin and bones(only 55 pounds when he should have been 85), ear infections so bad that they busted his ear drums, and open sores all over his body. Heís been an absolute dream adoption. Totally house trained, loyal, sweet, and loving. We moved across the US about 1200 miles from home. Toby was wonderful in the longcar ride(as was his elderly beagle sister) and everything was great in our new house for a few weeks. He seemed to be adjusting perfectly until one day he refused to come inside before breakfast. He got angry and defensive, letting out warning barks anytime I got close. He hid with his tail tucked and head down under the trees. I tried treats, toys, a little bit of fetch and nothing. He had absolutely no interest in coming in and so I left him outside. 2 hours later he was begging to come in and seemed his happy wonderful self. That has happened pretty much every single day since then. Mostly in the mornings. Itís not like heís exploring or doing anything fun while heís out there;heís literally just laying under the trees. He is fixed and very healthy now. I have no idea how to fix this? Heís never had any issues with obedience. He actually didnít even like to be outside at our old house. He would go out to do his business and then come right in. We go on long walks and to the dog park 4-5 times a week.
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