Carlasl Posted June 19, 2009 Report Share Posted June 19, 2009 I have had my 3yr old BC/Aussie X for 2.5 years. She has always been a well adjusted dog, a little on the soft side but not terrible. We have been taking agility lessons for the past 5months and Skye has had increasing anxiety with it, so a couple weeks ago we decided to take a break (and possibly stop). For the past month she has been licking/chewing the tops of her legs I assume from anxiety about agility (beating myself up for pushing her too much). Nothing has changed around the house, her food, anything..... We are on week two of no more agility or training of any sort really, and I am trying to just build our relationship and bond back. She is not letting up on the licking/chewing if anything it is maybe a bit worse. I guess my question is, how long should I wait before this licking/chewing thing should be looked at by a veterinarian, I am afraid, what started out as anxiety about agility might turn into self rewarding habit. Should I think about medicine, should I get an e-collar (might cause more anxiety) to just break her of doing it for a while. Right now the only reason I can tell she is doing it is that her fur on her (white) legs is discolored, she isn't doing any damage or even causing hair loss, I can just tell she is doing it. She is a very low drive dog, We go on walks and I try to play ball and Frisbee with her but she lasts about three throws before she just lays down, and wants to just hang out. I am home during the day, most days, I work about 5hrs one day a week and when the weather is nice she can go with me. I am not sure where to go from here, or if I should just wait it out a little bit more since it has only been two weeks since we stopped agility. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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