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Anyone else’s dog acting oddly
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Youwonjane · 24/03/2020 23:14

I think my dog knows there’s something not right with the world. He’s been extra clingy and restless. It’s not an exercise thing as he’s getting the same as usual (two walks a day one from me and one from dh).

Anyone else noticed the same?

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Els1e · 24/03/2020 23:48

Yes, my mum’s dog is the same. We’re guessing it’s our concerned faces. 😕

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Yogawoogie · 24/03/2020 23:51

Yes! My dog is normally a twat but her twatiness has increased. I think it’s probably just having a different routine. She keeps wanting to go out and then does nothing.

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DramaAlpaca · 24/03/2020 23:52

Yes, my two are more clingy than usual and won't leave my side. I think they are unsettled because our daily routine is different.

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Iminaglasscaseofemotion · 24/03/2020 23:53

Yup mine has been a bit weird too. Can't really put my finger on what it is, but he is slightly different.

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Youwonjane · 24/03/2020 23:56

See our routine hasn’t changed that much - as in, I work from hone anyways, and dh has only been working from home since today.

I’d like to think I’m not being too stressed (though am sure I am little), but do reckon he just “knows”

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FightingFiles · 24/03/2020 23:59

Mine's just been trotting around the house and went in to bark at the kids.

He's 12 and he's never ever done this, he usually takes himself off to bed at ten, and doesn't move til I make him in the morning.

It's all very odd. He's settled again now Confused

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Youwonjane · 25/03/2020 00:01

Perhaps they are all getting ready for their uprising Grin

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Stellaris22 · 25/03/2020 07:28

Yes, but only because she's finding it odd that we are all home. I normally spend most of my time in the living room but DH WFH in the dining room now. Being in a different room and during the day is making her anxious and she's pacing a lot and not settling.

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FightingFiles · 25/03/2020 10:15

Apparently he went off to sleep with one of the teenagers last night. Bless him. Probably the youngest who needs a bit of reassuring. Last time he did that was when they were 7 and lost their teddy and was heartbroken. They know.

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Michelleoftheresistance · 25/03/2020 10:18

Mine's been extra batshit for the past two days. With the good weather I'm getting most of my exercise galloping round the garden trying to catch him to stop him zooming circuits while yapping his head off and driving the neighbours mad.

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Yokohamajojo · 25/03/2020 13:43

In usual circumstances my dog gets walked in the morning,then snoozes on our bed or in my DHs office all day until I get home at 4 and then we go for another walk. Now the whole family is home (2 adults and 2 kids) all sitting in different rooms in the house trying to work, poor dog don't know what to do and follows me around as soon as I get up from my laptop! I think he's quite happy that we are home but definitely don't get as much sleep as usual

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MurrayTheMonk · 25/03/2020 14:59

Yes mine has started poising indoors. Never done it before, otherwise healthy and he's getting more walks than he ever had

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MurrayTheMonk · 25/03/2020 15:00

Pissing! He isn't poised for anything!

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newreality1 · 26/03/2020 23:27

Yes mine has been very unsettled and much more clingy than usual and watching me all the time!

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SoapIsYourFriend · 27/03/2020 01:28

I wonder if they can smell Covid 19 Confused

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DramaAlpaca · 27/03/2020 02:46

Soap it wouldn't surprise me at all if they could.

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Blewbell · 27/03/2020 02:53

The cat knew DH was ill before he did. She kept trying to groom him which she never does. She just wouldn't leave him alone. Every time he got up she was entwining herself in his legs until he sat back down. Next day he got the high fever and it started.

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Thepigeonsarecoming · 27/03/2020 02:56

I find this fascinating wisconsinpetcare.com/dogs-sense-ill/

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Solomangrundy · 27/03/2020 03:23

My German Shepherd has been a little ‘odd’ for a few days now, pacing up and down and also being (even more) clingy! She loves me being at home all day, she’s still eating plenty.. and scrounging when I eat... and loving her late evening walk.. but definitely behaving a bit strangely. Wonder what it is? Perhaps it’s the different routine? Hmmm🤔

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Nostradamuswept · 27/03/2020 04:18

Ours has been an absolute pain in the arse this week. Super restless and clingy and pulling on walks which he never does

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Nonameslob · 27/03/2020 04:56

Yes, I think it's the change to her routine. Me and DH working from home and she keeps trying to sit on our lap at the desk. She's too big so not possible. She's asking for food at odd times and just won't settle. Yesterday she tapped my chair with her paw non stop until I stopped working and cuddled her!

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FecktheBoss · 27/03/2020 05:12

I was saying this last night to DH who agreed as well. She wont stop licking us and if we sit down she wants to be on our knees - not easy with an english Springer spaniel Confused. She also jumped on the chair behind me yesterday and was pawing at my shoulder when on a call

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APenquinIsCuttingthegrass · 27/03/2020 05:25

Yes mine is. Wants to constantly go out but then just sits there looking at me. I do WFH occasionally before this and she hasn’t done it then.

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ThisWontHurt · 27/03/2020 08:17

Yes! Our routine hasn't really changed very much but the dog is wandering around like a lost soul. He cannot settle.

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BarkandCheese · 27/03/2020 08:24

Mine is actually calmer than usual, I think it’s because of the quiet. She normally barks at noises from outside but there’s hardly any now, just birds tweeting and the odd car.

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