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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-09-2014, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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"Hides" upstairs

We have a 19 month old male GSD. He has recently began going upstairs every time my daughter (who is 10) raises her voice in any way. He will come down if we call him, and seems fine, but will soon return upstairs. This usually happens at night.

The only thing that has changed, is fireworks! The first time he exhibited this behavior was after the first night people set fireworks off on our street.

I'm not sure what to do. Do I let him stay upstairs? Do I force him to come back down and make him stay with us? We are working on getting our daughter to control her tone, but when she's excited, she has a hard time containing it. And to be honest, it kind of hurts her feeling that her dog hides after something she's done.

Suggestions? TIA!


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