ok this IS my first german shepherd, so don't laugh...i know they're truly not at all like any other dog, so that's why i'm asking you guys this... wolf is just about 9 months old. he is soooo mopey. he looks so sad all the time, he mopes around, he doesn't want to play anymore, he wines and growls all the time for no reason. just now he was wining in the bedroom, took his blanket and came out here but he wined the whole time, now hes gently growling and oh wait hes back to wining. if i try to pet him he growls lightly, but doesnt go to bite or nip. its like he just hates me and wants to be left alone. he has a totally clean bill of health. is this normal for the teenage stage to be mopey like this? i'm really frustrated cause i love him more then anything and i feel like he just hates me. the vet couldn't find anything wrong with him, which actually makes me feel worse...but the vet just wanted to put him on antibiotics "just in case." i didn't want to do that, so i said we'd just wait and see how it goes.
he doesn't want to play with my husband or anyone....he doesn't even chase the cats anymore. the only time he seems to be his old self is when we come home from work or shopping or whatever and he freaks out cause he's so happy to see us. but that quickly fades and he mopes again.