Sammi lost his buddy
(Keyport, NJ, USA)
Sammi with Duncan's baby Max
My dog of 12 years passed in August; I took Sammi 7 years ago and he and Duncan were INSEPARABLE... Sammi was active, social, playful, protective and well behaved. He loved Duncan, plain and simple.
Since Duncan's passing, I wanted to start walking him regularly... (used to let them out in the yard) he gets so excited but when I get him out he's not really thrilled - tail between his legs, very nervous.
I make sure to keep him away from traffic, and he's "okay" on the outbound trip. As soon as I change direction to go home, he's pulling me - can't wait to get home. Not interested in any other dogs, people and won't even take his favorite treat.
I don't want him to think this is punishment... he's a gentleman on the leash. I want him to enjoy it. Especially, I'm moving - to an apt.; no yard - he will only be walked, but I will take him to a dog park when he can deal with it.
I feel so badly for him; I ordered a thundershirt
and bought a calming supplement; so far the supplement hasn't done anything and waiting for the thundershirt. A trainer said that he was socially dependent on Duncan and is basically an introverted dog....
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