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Scared of Surroundings

Posted by:  David
Category:   Behavior Problems
Posted on:  February 08, 2001 at 12:36:31

Question:

Hi, its been awhile since I posted here, but you guys have always been really helpful with any questions i've had! Within the past few weeks, My 2year old JRT mix has suddenly become extremely scared and "overly-cautious" of his surroundings. This includes, any person he comes into contact with (he tucks his tail in between his legs,runs away, hides, and barks) and he is even scared of things like plants and sticks that move when the wind blows!!! And while inside,he stares at the door for hours waiting for something to happen. If I try to get his attention, for a treat or to play, he has no interest. He's becoming so distracted and nervous, that even taking him for a walk has become a huge ordeal. Any advice, Or should I contact a behaviorist immediately?
I'm desperate!
Thanks!
David S.