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    Default Roly What is Your Problem!!

    RRRRRRRRRRRRR.

    Ok, now I know Roly being 11 years old and have gone through the snail bait incident and survived it, I should cut him some slack, but this is reeeally getting on my nerves.

    During this time of the year Roly is inside, in the morning while I am feeding the chooks, ducks, rabbits and guniea pigs, he's outside with me and Lady. Then, when I go to work, he's back inside. When I come home from work, he's outside for about 15 mins, then we go for our walk. We come back, and he's outside for another 15 mins.

    Then, at about 7:00, he starts follows me around, right under my feet until I let him outside. He's out for no longer than a minute and he starts barking. I watched him through the window, and he stands in the driveway, simply barking. And I know its at nothing cause other wise Lady would be barking too.

    SO, I bring him back in side, he sits down for 2 minutes, then gets back under my heels again so I let him out, starts barking, comes back in etc.
    Once I'v gone to bed, he sleeps the whole night.

    I thought maybe he just wanted cuddles. Nope, I'll sit on the couch, he'll jump up for about 30 seconds then jump off again.

    It is sooooo irritating!
    Anyway, this could be more a rant than anything but if you have any ideas I would be HAPPY to here them.
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    Learn to read a dog!!

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    Interesting.
    I can shed no light on this or be any help but Shadow (blue heeler) started doing this at night too from about age 12. Nothing there (maybe cows or a roo) I always used to tell him that yes he was still a big guard dog (he never was). He was blind in one eye, a tad deaf and I thought he was just asserting himself. It annoyed me too but luckily I had no neighbours to worry about.
    I told him he had trained me well to be his door servant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malinois-72 View Post
    Learn to read a dog!!
    Excuse me!?

    Wait you the PB hater, your excused...
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    Excuse me!?

    Wait you the PB hater, your excused...
    Your a snippy one aren"t you! Do not call me a Pit -Bull hater. I have trained dogs in Sydney for over ten years, I know what I"m talking about. I do not "hate" any breed, never said I did so watch your comments. If you can, think before you say anything. I do not need insults from someone like you! Grow up, your knowledge of dogs seems very limited.

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    That's an odd one Myf,sorry no advice here either really except maybe go out with him and try to look wherever he is and try to determine whether he's seeing something....or not.
    Are there trees ? Could there be something ion them?
    Or what about the roof of the house? Shed?
    Maybe he saw something before so is now fixated on it?
    And then ,he is 11.Have you noticed any other 'aged' behaviour?

    Sorry just more questions rather than advice.

    Off topic for a second.
    You and Mal seem to have quite some hostility happening so perhaps it would be best to just stay out of each others threads?
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    Are you sure he isn't shwoing signs of dementia? Apparently is is much more common in dogs than what people realsie. I'd google a bit and see what you can find.
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    I would second Anne on that one. Much more common in elderly dogs than people realise. How many elderly folks with dementia wander in what seems an aimless way? Very restless...

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    Ok. Um.

    Frosty puppy dog, 12 months old - does the same thing. Usually around bed time, sometimes straight after dinner. She gets all hyper and barks at nothing, everything, me. Jumps on me, chews my sleeves, chews her bed... carries on like a pork chop.

    I follow her - she goes outside and if I stand there being boring, she usually does a 1 and 2. But sometimes, she's already done her business and she's still carrying on like a pork chop (literal meaning does not reflect actual meaning - bizzare but I digress), all she wants is about 10 minutes of very intense play and then she will go to bed, so long as I do too.

    Sometimes I shut her in the kitchen with access to the back yard - um so I can play on sites like these - naughty me. Then again, her freshly cooked casserole dinner is still too hot to put in the fridge (it cooks everything in the fridge if i put it in too soon). My excuse tonight.

    I'd be interested to know how Malinois-72 would read it. I read it as attention seeking but I'm not too sure - apart from time out or indulgence - what to do about it. There's no way I know anything like as much as a professional dog trainer or behaviourist. Not that any two of these agree on everything anyway.

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    Not quite sure about Roly. Unusual behaviour, but Im a new member here & I thought the purpose of this site was for like minded dog owners to seek advice and help each other. I dont think snipes in this forum are appropriate.

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