Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: SJ Newfoundland, Canada
My 12 year old dog's behavior has been changing too. Let's face it, senior dogs dont live forever, and I think dogs are far superior than we humans have been giving them credit for, and they understand the life=death concept. Coco has been sleeping more and more but STILL follows me from room to room. He never wants to be alone, and it breaks my heart but where once he would pee and poo when left alone in the house he's actually reversed this habit and for some reason waits, regardless of his aging bladder.
The july fireworks also could have somehting to do with it, loud high pitched whisteling sounds too set Coco off into panicked frenzies.
Just relish the moments you get to spend with him. Thats all I can say, Ive taken to showing Coco as much of the city as possible now-to allow him a new walk everyday Im able and where he's less anxious and excited over everything now, it's easier to let him meet people and doggies. Good luck, tell us how it is with your dog!