Re: Strange behaviourPosted by: Leslie Hemsing
Posted on: November 06, 2002 at 00:45:23
In Reply to: Strange behaviour
: Our 2 year old neutered male is showing more often strange behaviour.
Sudden changes in a dog's behavior are most often caused by a medical problem or by a break in household routine/dynamics. I recommend that you first take your terrier to the vet to rule out any physical cause for his "discomfort" when you touch him. If he is healthy, then you should consider what has changed in the household that's making him uncomfortable/unsure about what is going on.
Since your terrier stops growling when you continue to touch him (especially if he rolls over), I am inclined to recommend that you continue this response while you are determining exactly what the problem is. If his behavior is related to a physical problem, the more you touch him, the more likely you are to find an abnormality.
Best of luck,