Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Albuquerque, NM
It can be expensive, but you may want to consult a veterinary behaviorist or talk to your regular vet about medication. That sounds like a really extreme level of fear, and anti-anxiety medication may help Bailey while you guys are staying there.
Otherwise, my suggestions kind of depend on your living situation. I think you need to find a way to make all the interactions on Bailey's terms. Can you or your husband keep the puppy tethered to you whenever you're out in the house, so that he can't approach Bailey unless you do? Or perhaps could you confine him to one area of the house and Bailey to another with a baby gate, so they can sniff at each other through it if they want but Bailey has to choose to approach the barrier? Putting things back on Bailey's terms is the best thing I can think of to help him relax.
The rowdy dogs:
Hector-2 y/o GSD (mix?) rescue
Scooter-12 y/o ACD/Border Collie mix
Bandit-8 y/o ACD
Wooby-14 y/o ACD
Abutiu "Abi"-ACD puppy and hopeful future SAR dog!
Last edited by RowdyDogs; 01-08-2013 at 05:02 PM.