I got a message yesterday (I need to call back) from a dog training facility I called two days ago. Looks like Kipawa has been accepted into the obedience class for dogs from puppy to adult. This class will be more sit, stay, come, down, etc. My teenager Kipawa is being a teenager and is testing his boundaries ("I don't think I want to do that").
Yesterday I was reading something online (need to look it up again). It was about anxiety in dogs. I'm thinking Kipawa is displaying some signs of anxiety, and I am not sure why. Nothing in our home has changed, and no changes to his daily routine. A couple of things he has been doing are:
1. Yawning a lot when we take him with us in the car or van.
2. Crouching down low (laying down) and gazing at dogs he sees coming towards him. At some point he goes towards the dogs and then greets them, but he seems on guard.
He was doing these things before his incident with the Weimaraner.
Kipawa is an extremely loving, kind dog. I might be going too deep into psychology here, but I'm wondering if he is trying to figure out how to handle his hormones. We have made the decision to hold off neutering for the betterment of his health.
Comments appreciated, even those that will tell me I am off my rocker. I view everything as a way to learn.
As a side note, my husband who is in a wheelchair but drives, had an accident last night. He is fine, though emotionally shaken up. He hit two parked cars after the locking system that holds his wheelchair in place unlocked. His wheelchair went flying into the back of the van and he lost control of the steering wheel. Incidently, he was having the locking system repaired yesterday. Kipawa really picked up on the nervous energy last night. He was running around the house and backyard like crazy - then he saw a squirrel and all hell broke loose.