My one year old terrier cross was playing with a black lab last weekend that she has played with many times before. Somewhere in all the play she got a scare when the lab got a little to rough with her. Now almost a week later, she's very timid of everything and doesn't even want to spend time in the house...she's like she's scared of everything..especially the other dog (my brothers very sweet lab.)
Any one have any insight or suggestions? My wife and I are at a loss as to how to handle this.
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My one year old terrier cross was playing with a black lab last weekend that she has played with many times before. Somewhere in all the play she got a scare when the lab got a little to rough with her.

Could you elaborate on this a bit?
What happened, exactly?
Now almost a week later, she's very timid of everything and doesn't even want to spend time in the house...

Did the rough play occur in the house?
she's like she's scared of everything..especially the other dog (my brothers very sweet lab.)

Could you elaborate on this a bit, too?
What do you mean by "scared of everything"?

Handsome Jack Morrison
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I agree with Handsome Jack. It's almost impossible to give a reasonable response without the details.. No one here would want to make matters worse.
Jo Wolf
Martinez, Georgia
Thanks for responding.
The original incident happened in my brothers backyard. My wife heard a big yelp coming from our dog. Right after that she (our dog, not my wife) ran into the house and onto my lap, where she stayed for the remainder of the evening. we aren't sure about what hapened, but these dogs have been playing every few days together for about a year and have always gotten along well. My dog weighs about 22 pounds...the lab is 85.
Since then, she is very timid around other friendly dogs...jumpy..quick to run away or hide behind me when we are on walks.
Today I spoke with my brother on the telephone to tell him about my dog and suggest that we take the two on a walk tomorrow morning with hopes that she might get comfortable again..when she heard my brothers dogs name (beleive it or not) she got really weird and would do anything to get out of the house. We have a fenced backyard...but she usually wants to be around my wife and I...in or out. Today...she shakes at times, nervously...and if she isn't glued to my side...she wants to be out of the house...in the rain.

The whole thing has got me befuddled...and I hope this is just a temporary thing that might pass tomorrow.
Any thoughts?
Dave
"Handsome Jack Morrison"

Ralph Peters
I'd take her to the vet, it sounds to me like she may be injured.

Debbie
Get her to the vet asap. What you describe sounds like an injured dog, as Debbie S pointed out. Shaking and a strange desire to be away from you & the house (her comfort zone) is not good. Check her over (literally pick her coat apart to see her skin over every square inch of her body) for any scabs, discoloration of the skin, swelling, punctures, scrapes, etc. Gently press around to see if you may be able to find a sore spot by watching her reaction to applied pressure. Keep her hydrated and watch her stools for signs of more trouble.

Tara
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The whole thing has got me befuddled...and I hope this is just a temporary thing that might pass tomorrow. Any thoughts?

I agree with the others, Dave. Anytime you see a sudden change in your dog's behavior, it's always smart to start off with a visit to the vet, since no one actually saw anything happen which might account for this "new" behavior. It could be a bee or wasp sting, a thorn, etc. Even before you take her to the vet, go over every square inch of her body with your hands, and see if you can find anything that looks suspicious.
Then give it a little more time, and see what happens. Don't have her interact with any other dogs for a week or so, especially your brother's Lab. And then introduce her to new dogs slowly, gradually, in totally new areas, if possible, and see what happens.

If she doesn't improve any, come on back and we'll take another shot at it.
And good luck!

Handsome Jack Morrison
*gently remove the detonator to reply via e-mail
"If Muslim religious leaders around the world will not publicly condemn the taking of children as hostages and their subsequent slaughter if those "men of faith" will not issue a condemnation without reservations or caveats then no one need pretend any longer that all religions are equally sound and moral." Ralph Peters
When the killers come for the kids:
http://www.nypost.com/postopinion/opedcolumnists/28066.htm

A Time For Manhood:
http://www.nypost.com/postopinion/opedcolumnists/26628.htm

Hillary Clinton:"We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."
The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler Little Green Footballs http://nicedoggie.net / http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog / Glenn Reynolds - InstaPundit Mark Steyn http://www.instapundit.com / http://www.steynonline.com / The Belmont Club Michelle Malkin http://belmontclub.blogspot.com / http://michellemalkin.com / Don Luskin Rightwing News http://www.poorandstupid.com/chronicle.asp http://www.rightwingnews.com / The Indepundit Victor Davis Hanson-Private Papers http://www.lt-smash.us / http://victorhanson.com/index.html
Thanks Jack..
I'll heed your advice. I appreciate the help.
Dave
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The whole thing has got me befuddled...and I hope this is just atemporary thing that might pass tomorrow. Any thoughts?

I agree with the others, Dave. Anytime you see a sudden change in your dog's behavior, it's always smart to ... a condemnation without reservations orcaveats then no one need pretend any longer that all religions are equallysound and moral."

Ralph Peters
One last question...
My mother has a new puppy..about 3 months old that isn't fully trained yet. The dog was here last night and peed in a number of places throughout the downstairs of my house. Do you think there might be a possibility that my dog doesn't feel that this is her "safe territory" anymore?

Dave
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The whole thing has got me befuddled...and I hope this is just atemporary thing that might pass tomorrow. Any thoughts?

I agree with the others, Dave. Anytime you see a sudden change in your dog's behavior, it's always smart to ... a condemnation without reservations orcaveats then no one need pretend any longer that all religions are equallysound and moral."

Ralph Peters
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