dirty ethel rackham Posted March 6, 2012 Share Posted March 6, 2012 (edited) So, Bear the Wonderchewer has recovered from his illness, no longer vomitting, back on regular food. But, now he is barking a lot more often. Before, we always commented on how little he barked. He would go weeks without barking so I would forget what he sounded like. When we passed other dogs on our walks, he wouldn't bark at them (sometimes whined because he wanted to go play.) He never barked when company came over. Every once in a while, he would pop up out of a nap and start barking - like he had been dreaming of chasing squirrels or something and startled himself. Now, he barks when someone comes home. He barks when he wants to go out. He barks when he is confined to an area of the kitchen for his meal (partly so he doesn't take his Kong to other parts of the house and partly to keep him from swiping something the table.) He sometimes barks mysteriously ... he will growl and bark at the door to the garage like there is something out there. I have to say that, when he was sick, we paid very close attention to his behavior partly to make sure he was OK and partly to make sure that he wasn't vomitting on the rug. In the past, we always paid attention to his barks because they were so rare that they must have meant something. It is not a constant thing, nor is it annoying like the puggles down the street. It just has us puzzled. The bark starts with a growling noise, but no aggressive posturing. More like he is working up to a bark. So, why is he doing this and what should we do about it? ETA: Here is a picture of him hiding from us because he didn't want to take his medicine. And no, he doesn't have glowing green eyes - more tawny in color:). Edited March 6, 2012 by dirty ethel rackham Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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