My red and white female, Tayda, is 4 years old, and she is soooooo lazy. When Lenny (1 year old brindle male) is around, they do play some, it seems more like dominance challenging to me, but mostly Tayda likes to just sleep in her crate. Lenny is off lure coursing this weekend and Tayda has done NOTHING but sleep. I take her out for walks and doesn't seem ill or anything, but when we're home, she's just completely low energy. I left the crate door open this morning when I left and when I came home, she was still sitting in the crate. She didn't even get up to see who was here! Now, I know this isn't "normal" B behavior, but should I be worried?
i also wonder if it has something to do with me having been gone for a few weeks. The breeder took them while i was gone, and I swear, when I got back which was last weekend, Tayda ignored me for a few days. Like she was mad at me for leaving her. The breeder has 6 dogs of her own right now, so with my 2, there were 8. Lenny loved it… he was with his mom and dad and littermates again, and he is just a lot more playful as it is. Tayda would frequently escape from the pack and go sit in the crate by herself. I think she likes the peace and quiet.
Has anyone else seen behavior changes after being separated from their B's for a while?
My 2 definitely slept a lot when I left them at the boarders. And Topaz is just generally a lower energy dog.."comparatively" speaking that is
But YOU know your dog best. If she's not herself then just take her in to the vet for some tests just for precaution. It would give everyone peace of mind. I sure hope it's nothing. Good luck to you both.