Hi Guys, New User here but needed to throw something out there to get some help for my girl. Rusty is 9 and she came to me at 6 months - very timid and a history of abuse. Over time I had her seen by a animal psychologist and worked out a few of her issues (they all have them lol). To cut a long story short as she got older a lot of her issues went away.
In March we lost Rusty's (and our) best friend to a degenerative spinal disease, she was 15 and Rusty had spent the whole time with her.
With her best friend gone, Rusty is so depressed - She is socially withdrawn, tired, lazy, she's lost all mojo she had.
I have been trying to hype her up - play with her, walk, run, new toys. BUT Nothing seems to work as when we have finished she just runs back to her bed and lays down again. Her eyes look sad, she is missing her friend dearly.
She is not a highly social dog as in she is very protective of me and generally doesn't enjoy the company of other dogs. She is now super protective of me which has seemed to get worse. She used to stay as I looked to cross the road, now she won;t let me go near the road without her. So as many have suggested getting another dog will not really fix the issue...... Or will it. It has been nearly 4 months now.
Help It's so sad to see her like this.