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    Ive had a dog with an anxiety disorder before. Cappy had xanax for his anxiety. See if you can get a DAP diffuser from overseas - they apparently help with calming dogs down.

    This is a mental illness so to speak - you can't blame yourself for the wiring that is there. All you can do is work to modify the behaviour so that it becomes manageable over time

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    I saw on Tv a pug who compulsively licked his nose, constantly and a loud noise, eg a clap and immediate diversion was recommended, eg a kong that was filled, anything that was better than the behaviour. I have no idea on any follow up of that.

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    Sorry Clea I have no idea but I wish you and your boy well hope he doesn't need to be on medication for too long. Im sure you will devise a plan to best suit you and Sumo!

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    Angel has some mild OCD type behaviours, mainly licking, nothing serious though. TBH my first reaction to your post was the dog needs more exercise and mental stimulation. You say that's not the case though, so I don't really know what else to say. Have you done any Googling? There must be articles online? I find the forums at Leerburg.com very helpful with training issues. Good luck with managing the behaviour

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    My suggestion a possibility or will he not come out of the zone with a loud noise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    Nope...we physically have to take him and force him inside...no food...no noise...no nothing will do the trick
    Oh brother I do not envy you. Good luck.

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    Fly snapping is also a manifestation of a seizure disorder. I assume the Vet has ruled that out though?

    A complex partial seizure will originate in the area of the brain that controls behavior and is sometimes called a psyc****tor seizure. During this type of seizure, a dog’s consciousness is altered and he may exhibit bizarre behavior such as unprovoked aggression or extreme irrational fear. He may run uncontrollably, engage in senseless, repetitive behavior or have fly-snapping episodes where he appears to be biting at imaginary flies around his head.
    This site also has great information on fly snapping;
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    I am so sorry to hear that. I hope that there is an effective treatment so Sumo can get back to normal. Must be disturbing for him as well as you. Hugz!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogsrule View Post
    I am so sorry to hear that. I hope that there is an effective treatment so Sumo can get back to normal. Must be disturbing for him as well as you. Hugz!
    Thanx

    I really don't know if it is distressing for him, but I am sure it isn't healthy!

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