Spooked GSD all of a sudden - German Shepherd Dog Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-26-2014, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 11
Spooked GSD all of a sudden

Our 15 month old GSD has suddenly started acting strange. He does not want to go outside - he quickly does his business and runs back in. He has always loved the yard and fence plays with the other surrounding dogs. He keeps sniffing the air like there is something going on. We have asked our neighbors and they say they haven't used any chemicals. Any suggestions and/or help is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
dangerranger is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-26-2014, 07:17 PM
Elite Member
 
Twyla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,933
Send a message via Yahoo to Twyla
Has something happened with/to your pup while outside? Wildlife in the area? Storms? Common for earthquakes in your region?

Have you done a full patrol of the yard? Anything suspicious? Snakes common in the area?
Twyla is offline  
post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-26-2014, 07:33 PM
Crowned Member
 
llombardo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 12,580
My oldest female non GSD did this when a coyote was in the yard. She refused to go out there, I had to take her out in the front. It lasted for about a week and she was fine after that. I just tried every day to see what she would do, if we were in front and I tried going to the back she wouldn't budge. I knew she was ready when she stopped pulling away. She also did this when a hot air balloon low enough to touch the roof came by and while the idiots were talking to her the gas released. She broke off her tie out on that one and then ran inside to the window to make sure it was gone. No backyard for her for about three days that time.

Misty- Samoyed Mix, Tannor- Golden Retriever CGC
Robyn- GSD CGC, TC, Midnite-GSD CGC,TC, Brennan-Golden Retriever CGC, Batman-Husky/Greyhound , Apollo-GSD

Last edited by llombardo; 05-26-2014 at 07:37 PM.
llombardo is offline  
post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-26-2014, 08:10 PM
Crowned Member
 
SuperG's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Great White North
Posts: 3,837
Are you outside in the yard with your 15 month old GSD ????...honest question...


SuperG
SuperG is offline  
post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-26-2014, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 11
Thanks for your concern...yes, we are out there with him - also with our two other dogs who seem to be unaffected by whatever is going on.
dangerranger is offline  
post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-26-2014, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 11
Thanks - we have done a patrol of the yard many times. We can not find anything that would cause Ranger distress. Our two two dogs - non GSD are not affected at all - it is very puzzling to us.
dangerranger is offline  
post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-26-2014, 08:32 PM
Crowned Member
 
SuperG's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Great White North
Posts: 3,837
Quote:
Originally Posted by dangerranger View Post
Thanks for your concern...yes, we are out there with him - also with our two other dogs who seem to be unaffected by whatever is going on.
Okay....how does the dog get back in the house if you are out in the yard with him?...honest question again ....

SuperG
SuperG is offline  
post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-26-2014, 09:23 PM
Crowned Member
 
Chip18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Dayton NV
Posts: 5,335
Ears go back if he is scared of something, Ears go forward he sniffs and looks if he is looking for or senses something.

I saw it one night on a walk with Rocky. He stopped, ears pointed forward, sniffed the air and turned around??? I looked and could not see or hear anything in the darkness but I turned and followed him!

Don't know what it was about but I had never seen him do that before. No idea if it's the case with your guy but he very well may sense something??

Last edited by Chip18; 05-26-2014 at 09:26 PM.
Chip18 is offline  
post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-26-2014, 10:40 PM
Elite Member
 
Twyla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,933
Send a message via Yahoo to Twyla
Just adding more questions lol

Natural gas or propane used in your area?

Where are you located?
Twyla is offline  
post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-27-2014, 06:10 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 11
Good morning - Thanks again for your concern. we have several people living in our household. We also have two other non GSD dogs - someone is always out in the yard with them. they come back in the house with us. This morning, Ranger appears better but as the day progresses, we will see. My son is home with the dogs ALL day.
dangerranger is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome