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Well tonight has been a very interesting night with our boy Chase. He's been playing all day and acting normal but for some reason he just started acting weird...

Now let me add for a couple of days/nights now he started crying out for no reason. It always seem to happen when he's playing with his rope toy and I was thinking maybe his teeth/tooth was getting caught on it. But now I'm not sure what it is.

Well when this crying occirs he acts weird after like he's afriad and he runs in his kennel then I come and reasssure him everything is fine and that's it he's back to wrecking the house. but tonight was different. Him and my son was watching tv in the living room area and Chase was playing with his rope toy all of a sudden he cries out and runs into the kitchen. So again I call him try to reassure him everythings okay. I touch him in spots to see if maybe he's hurting some where but he's not. But instead of him being normal and wanting to play he begins to act strange like he's afraid of everyone in the house. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/confused.gif

I called him so many times and he ran from me and my son. Once I got him back good in with me he is still afraid of our 5 year old son. If my son gets close he runs away. If I come close to him he runs away but if I sit down on the floor he'll come lay on me. It's freaking me out because I'm unsure what this problem could be. I'm going to see how tonight plays out. He's asleep at the moment but does anyone know what the problem maybe.

(My son doesn't play rough with him at all. My son is Chases chew toy lol so I'm so loast and confused)

HELP! if you guys can.
 

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I'm sorry to hear that you are having problems. I don't know if this will help or not, others may have dealt with something a little more similar.
My Sadie is afraid of thunder or anything like it. So much so that even rain will cause her to shake. I kept trying to cuddle her and reassure her during these times only to find out that it actually makes their fear worse. If you spend a lot of time cuddling and reassuring the dog you only reinforce for them that there is something to fear and it can make it worse each time. You are supposed to ignore them when something like that happens. Of course you want to make sure that the crying out isn't due to some kind of injury but the other stuff I think is just teaching Chase that he is right to be scared.
Does anyone else have any experience with this?
 
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Thanks Terri. I'm going to try that...

(Sorry about the typos it was late and I wanted to go to bed lol)

But please if anyone has any answers please fill me in. Because he's still being weird this morning as well. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif For some reason he's not playing and he's just not being CHASE AKA THE TERROR. This would be normal for our dg Cisco because he's an older dog but Chase? No way! I mean he hasn't barked at us this morning, attacked our pants legs, no nothing.
 

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I'm not sure, and maybe my guess is based on only what you wrote and there are other details I don't know, but it sounds like dominance to me.
He gets your attention by crying while playing, then when you attend to him he runs away, as if he is consider it a game. Finally when you sit on the floor he comes to you and sits ON YOU.

We discussed this in one of the previous posts, and shared our ideas on dominance. Personally I think that when a dog initiates coming to you and lays one of his paws on you, or sits on you, they basically own you. In that case you just remove them, as if to show them that you are the boss and not them.

Maybe one of the reasons for him crying while playing is not enough exercise.... to drain his energy.
 
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He cries out as if he's hurting and he'll run away into his kennel. He wouldn't come out the kennel until he feels it's safe.

This was only the first time this (the running away from us) has ever happened. When we play chase with CHASE he runs playfully with his little bottom sucked in.

This run is like he's scared and his tail is tucked inbetween his legs like he's scared. This morning he came to me but he's been silent all morning. Finally I heard him make a small bark but not the ususal. I picked him up and put him by my son to show him he's not going to do him anything either. Because he would just hide behide me when my son comes around or he'll just go in his kennel.

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However now he's now getting closer to my son and letting him touch him with out running off. But he still seems to be a little "iffy" of my son.
 

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do you think something could have happened when you were not around? Did something scare him, did someone hit him or yell at him, something fall on him, loud noise, etc?

I had posted something about why Marley was walking around whining, but he wasn't running away scared, he was just restless. This sounds like something scared him.
 
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Quote:Originally posted by Marley's Mommy:
do you think something could have happened when you were not around? Did something scare him, did someone hit him or yell at him, something fall on him, loud noise, etc?

I had posted something about why Marley was walking around whining, but he wasn't running away scared, he was just restless. This sounds like something scared him.
No, we don't yell or hit him. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif I was right there and it looked as though he just thought of something and ran off whimping/crying as if something hurt him. I'm usually around him a lot and from what I know nothing scared him. It usually happens when he plays with his rope toy. I was thinking maybe he was afraid of that but he's not. I also forgot to mention my hubby picked him up to place him in the kennel and he bit him for touching him (he was bleeding). I just don't understand what happened with him. Like I said I'm around all the time and no one is doing him anything. He just started having these weird moments as of late.
 

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I would go back to determining if there is anything wrong physically, particularly with his teeth or gums. When Maggie is in pain, she has a whole range of different behaviors that are totally out of character for her. If she has a particularly painful area and I press it, she will snap or try to bite. She has actually bitten the vet when he was pressing on her spine looking for the painful spot! For peace of mind (and to determine if you need to go the behaviorial route), I would suggest a trip to the vet to check him out thoroughly -- be sure to make some notes about when he cries out and what he does afterwards so the vet will have all that info.
 

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I wish I had some answers for you, but It really does seem like something is going on.

Is he still eating, peeing, pooping normally? Will he let you touch him? Look all around, at his paws, belly, fur, ears, see if you can see signs of infection, splinter, look in the mouth, maybe something got stuck in his gums...

If all else fails, take him to the vet to make sure.

Please keep us updated.

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Is he drooling? Are his pupils wide open or are they closed up? Are his leg movements co-ordinated or are they shaky? I also suggest a vet visit. I wonder if it (the problem) might be in the seizure family. I certainly hope not. He is so young. Paws crossed for a early and positive answer.
 

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Since our buddies can't always communicate the problems, I make sure there wasn't a real cause for Chase's actions but it may just be he has taken two distinct accorances and merged them together. You never know what goes on in the beagles mind, he could have been chewing on his rope toy, heard a strange noise at the same time he felt pain and now associates an completely unrelated stimulus to this pain he dosen't want to experience again. He runs from the phantom stimulus and doesn't feel the pain so he validates his actions. If the problem does lie in his beagle imagination, he'll resolve it in his own time.
 

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sounds like he is scared for some reason, or overly apprehensive about being handled, especially since he bit when being picked up.

I would say if it does not resovle, seek advice from your vet, especially because this is abnormal for him. Either he is scared or possibly hurt.
 

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Okay.... maybe something happened when you weren't there that got him traumatized...??
I would try to get him to relax, check that there isn't something that is making him physically uncomfortable and if nothing helps, check with a vet or an animal behaviorist... :conf12:
 
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Okay guys all day today he's been doing really good. I mean he WAS back to being Chase. He was playing with my son and everything.

But then we left to take our son to a party and he's kind of acting weird with my son again like he came up to him sniffed him and started running away again. Now he's barking at my son every chance he gets!

I checked everything there's no pain anywhere. I even took a chance and stuck my hand in his mouth and pressed against his teeth, NOTHING! This is strange... :conf6:

He's using the bathroom normally, eating normally. Idk!
 
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FINALLY THE ANSWER TO WHY CHASE IS BEING SO WEIRD...

Okay first off it's two different things. He's teething and his teeth hurt. He did the same thing after biting my jacket.

The thing with my son is dominance. He's upset because my son is not going to be his chew toy anymore lol. I caught him trying to hump my son on the leg as he was sitting down playing with his car. Plus, for some reason Chase doesn't like his new Christmas toy it's very noisey so he runs because my son likes to play with him with it. So I told him not to do it anymore.

But yea, it's definitely his teeth.

Sheesh, I was losing hair trying to figure out what was wrong with my little baby.

 

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Chase is just so adorable!! I am so glad to hear that you have figured out what is going on. I haven't had a puppy in decades but aren't there chew toys specifically designed for teething pups? Maybe something that you put in the freezer - I would think the cold would feel good.
 
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