Guest maya's mom Posted February 22, 2009 Report Share Posted February 22, 2009 Since 9am this morning, Maya has been acting very afraid of us today. Specifically, it is towards my husband. I am not 100% sure what happened, but they were playing together before I got up, and something he did totally freaked her out. Now, my husband does the typical male play with her........a little rough housing, getting her real excited, etc. (I know a lot of people are not in favor of this type of play, but he's played with her this way from day one, and usually, she LOVES it.) After this experience though, I am telling him it has to be eliminated. He says that while playing with her, she was on her side resting, and he tought he'd try and teach her a trick. He was doing something to the affect of the "bang-bang" thing. Again, I didn't see it. He said she was fine for a few times of doing that, then she just ran away, scared. And now, all day long, she has been acting very timid, and scared around him. It is even rubbing off onto me a little bit. She will not play with us the way we normally play inside, with her frisbee, and she just goes and lays under a table. If she isn't doing that, she is just sitting, staring at my husband with her ears back and her tail down. We have gone outside today for two different 30 min play sessions, and there, she is fine. Playing with us like normal. She even went out once, with just my husband. But, once we are back inside, she is all scared again. I even just had him do a training session with her to try and snap her out of it. She did everything he said, and took treats from him, but when he tried to get her to chase her frisbee, or any other play thing, she won't do it. What can I do? This is making us both feel horrible and I am worried it will go on indefinitley. She walked by a door about a month ago, that b/c of a draft from open windows, slammed shut right when she was next to it, and now she is afraid to walk down our hallway! Please help! We love our dog more than anything and don't know what to do. Thanks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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