Guest doggiehappiness Posted July 19, 2008 Share Posted July 19, 2008 The fireworks seem to be over, but Ernie does not seem convinced. Every day has turned into a struggle when Ernie needs to go outside. He is terrified of the idea of going out. Shaking and panting. It's horrible to watch. I have tried everything that I can think of to encourage him to come outside, but nothing seems to be working. High value treats - he ignores them. I feel like I've just made Ernie's life miserable and I feel horrible about this. This is a dog that would have been happy to live outside before fireworks. Also, other noises seem to be affecting him, like children playing, trucks going over bumps, etc. He wasn't a spook before this, either. We called the vet and the suggestion is that Ernie see a behavior person to see what we can do. I just want my dog to be happy. If anyone has suggestions, I'm open to try anything. Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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