Urgent! 2 y.o. Sudden deep growling at grandmother!?
Okay, so, tonight was no different from any other night. I live with my grandmother and because I'm away at school most of the day, she is usually the one playing with him during the day. She's no stranger, he loves her, they pal around, nothing out of the ordinary right? Typical dog-loving family here.
Well, she decided to give him a treat (these little wrapped beef sticks) and he went ahead and ate that. He must have tracked in a leaf at some point as there was one laying on the carpet. But the damndest thing happened when she went to pick it up.
Faelan growled. And it wasn't the playful noises he makes. This was the "No" growl. This just started literally 10 minutes ago from the time of this posting.
Now, any time she approaches him, he gives off that same deep growl. Ears flatten, tail starts to tuck. He comes to me and sits by my side, rubs his head against me, lets me pet him just about anywhere. But now she can't do any of the most basic actions, even trying to walk by! I've had to crate him and close the cage for the first time in a LONG time, because I just don't know what he's going to do. Even if she walks by the front of his crate, he growls from the inside.
I (think) know you're not supposed to "discipline" this, as it could lead to silent attacks. I am at a complete and utter loss, and this is really troubling the both of us. The only major development I could think of is that two days ago, we believe he sprained his right front paw while playing. It was a limp the day before, but he's seemed perfectly fine today, running around, jumping, the like. Could he really be hurting now?
Last edited by Cetan; 10-18-2013 at 03:22 AM.