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  1. Dog suddenly fussy over food

    Dog Food
    Hi All, Bit of an explanation - we have 2 rescues, females, one a 30lb beagle mix (5 years, Daphne), one a 75lb shepherd/staff mix (4.5 years, Delilah), had both since the were pups. They get on ok, but noone could ever describe them as best friends. The beagle has a Napoleon complex and the...
  2. Sudden Puppy Anxiety

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello! I'm desperate to help my 13 week old Pomeranian, Chihuahua, Corgi mix with her anxiety. We brought her home at 11 weeks and she was a happy and lovely addition to our family. It seems as though she all of a sudden now hates me and hides either under the couch or in her crate all day...
  3. My dog is depressed after being shaved

    General Dog Discussion
    My 2 and a half year old German Shepherd had a tick, so the vet shaved him. Now, he's depressed and I have no idea what to do to make it better. He's usually very playful and rolls on his back for belly rubs. Now, he'll rush to my side, sit and rub up against my leg, instead of jumping on me or...
  4. "emotions in nonhumans" - the work of Jaak Panksepp

    Off Topic Discussion
    Panksepp was a neuroscientist who was fascinated by behavior, emotions, attachment, & other psychological, emotional, & cognitive aspects of living beings. This man discovered laughter in rats, among other things - by tickling & playing with domestic rats, he & his assistants provoked what...
  5. Depressed Puppy Owner, Should I Return to Breeder?

    New Additions
    Hi DogForum members, I would love some input on my situation. The short and sweet of it: * First time puppy/dog owner * Bought a puppy and have owned for almost 3 months now (pup is just over 5 months) * Really underestimated the time commitment and energy needed to raise a dog * Puppy is...
  6. Depressed dog??

    Dog Health
    My dog's behavior has changed recently. He is a lab, and accordingly eats his food in two seconds and will jump on our counters to eat more. But recently he hasn't been finishing his food, which is very uncharacteristic of him. He sleeps way more than he used to. And his shedding is way...
  7. 6 month old puppy always seems bored - very worried

    General Dog Discussion
    Whenever my little guy isn't playing with one of us or stops playing with a toy he was interested in, he'll just lye down and look bored. Although my boyfriend and I work full time and will take separate lunch times to come home and let him play/feed and all of that, we will take him 2-3 times a...
  8. My performance dog is on prozac

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I started my dog, Kirby, on prozac 2 weeks ago for separation anxiety. It had been under control, and came back?? I came home to freaked out dog who had chewed my wood frames so bad that he had to have wood removed out of his mouth. In November, my sis who had been living with me for 8 mos...
  9. Depressed after getting new pupppy

    New Additions
    Hi everyone, I got a 5 month old shih tzu and it's my first puppy..been with me 4 days now & yesterday I had a major crying fit, felt really depressed & started psychoanalyzing myself :) The pupp is very quiet, never barks, spends most of the time sleeping, doesn't eat his food (same one he had...
  10. Dogs canine companion Died and now starves herself (depressed)? HELP!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello I am new here. We have a dog that is 12 years old (Kiara). She has been living together with her Mother ever since she was born. Her Mother had a stroke about a month ago and we had to put her to sleep. For the past 2 weeks now Kiara won't eat, barely drinks and just lays in the corner...
  11. Read now. . I need advice/help

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Okay, I've had my dog for almost 2 years now. She'll be 2 in November. She use to be so fun, hyper, playful, a busy body. But lately she's just been so boringgggg she rarely plays with her toys, she doesn't like to play fight anymore with me or anyone. I don't think she's depressed, she seems...
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