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Crazy dog?

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hideehigh Sun 12-Mar-17 17:18:59

My 1yr old DDog has developed a new (annoying) habit. She will go up to the corner of a room and scratch crazily at the wall, always the corner- she is well walked/fed/paid attention with. Is she just crazy? (And destroying my paint work) or do I have ghosts living in the cavities of my walls... send help. Thanks

Wolfiefan Sun 12-Mar-17 17:22:07

What happens when she does that? Could it be attention seeking?
Can you prevent her getting to the spot?

hideehigh Sun 12-Mar-17 17:27:35

It's strange, she'll just be sitting down happily lazing around then get up, walk to the corner and scratch like crazy! I tell her a firm "no" and move her away then she looks at me sheepishly and will return a couple of minutes later. If I put something in front of the corner in the front room, she'll go to the corner in the hallway?! Crazy dog.
She's been on some medication for a rash so I hope she's not hallucinating or something my poor loony princess ! grin

Wolfiefan Sun 12-Mar-17 17:30:49

It gets your attention though.
Can you stop her before she gets there and offer her a toy or do some training and give her positive attention for positive behaviour.
Or keep her on a longline and away from corners!
BTW I am not expert. There's a great FB page called dog training support and advice. Proper experts will give you proper advice.

hideehigh Sun 12-Mar-17 17:32:14

Thanks Wolfie!

Wolfiefan Sun 12-Mar-17 17:34:57

Or maybe she itches but it hurts when she scratches so she digs instead? My pup scratches the floor when her teeth play up! (Teething stage!)

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