Link will be 9 months tomorrow. For the most part, as far as his behavior and trainability I've been impressed day after day. But he's shown 3 issues which I think could all be linked to anxiety.
Every morning, I wake up and take him for a walk around 5:30, when there's very little traffic. We stick mostly to the backstreets but I've included a brief walk along a road where we'll be passed by maybe two dozen vehicles, one or two at a time in that 5 min portion of our walk. When we get home I feed him, put him in his crate with some chew toys and I leave for work, where he's alone for a few hours until my brother and his gf get up.
Issue #1, when I leave, he barks relentlessly. They try to ignore him but eventually give in and yell at him, where he usually gets better (still dissatisfied with his own situation).
Issue #2, terrified by traffic. When a car passes he'll try to run away from (on rare occasion, toward) the traffic. If its a bus he jumps and spins and twists.
Issue #3, less serious, but really bugs me, he barks at passerby's when he's outside on his leash, which he doesn't do off leash. Off leash he's kind and calm and approaches people in a very nice way. Kind of curious/submissive immediately followed by playful.
2 side points that I hope aren't related but may be, his tuffet goes up over pretty much anything he gets excited about, and he doesn't lift his leg to pee.
Any thoughts, opinions, ideas, or suggestions????
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