(Closed) Dog moaning/barking at me all day

posted 9 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
6593 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

How much exercise and mental stimulation does he get?

A tired dog is a happy dog! Can you take him to a dog park so he can run out his energy or play mental games with him like hide and seek to tire him out?

If he is getting enough mental and physical stimulation I might take him to the vet and get him checked out as he is older and something could be bothering him.

Post # 4
2007 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Damn.  WB ate my post.  Let’s try again.

My first thought is a medical condition since the change was so abrupt and he’s a senior but it’s hard to say.  Has anything with his routine changed?  The fact that it’s only directed at you is interesting though.  Has anything changed with your IF treatments?  Dogs can be sensitive to medical conditions in humans. 

Post # 5
1087 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I agree work him out a little more and see if that helps.

Post # 6
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would bring him to the vet just as a precaution, but also before you start work in the morning take him out for a walk or to play. I know if I ever work from home, my girls cry because they think I am there to entertain them so I have to make them tired at first. And because of the fact that he sleeps and is content when he doesn’t see that your home, it really may be just boredom.

Post # 7
6659 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I don’t really know what to say, but my first thought is that he’s being bratty with you for some reason. Is your Darling Husband his ‘favorite’ between the two of you? If you know there are no real health issues and all of his regular needs are being satisfied, I feel like it’s most likely behavioral. Dogs usually identify a ‘pack leader’ and are best behaved for that person. That might be your Darling Husband and maybe your dog is trying to bully you or something.

As long as he’s healthy, I would try disciplining him when he does this or completely ignoring it. He needs to learn that he either gets in trouble when he acts up like that or he doesn’t get the attention he’s seeking.

Post # 8
451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

awwww I know it probably annoys you after a while but it sounds so cute!!!  Have you gotten him a new toy lately?  Maybe he’s trying to tell you something about you…animals can sense health issues sometimes.

Post # 9
6350 posts
Bee Keeper

13 is getting up there in dog years. I’d be worried there might be something bothering him 🙁 Maybe have a vet  check him out just to be sure?

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