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My name is***** and I can try to help you with Preshus. So it sounds like for the past 5 days she has had some behavior changes. First, I would like to ask a couple of questions: Is she on any medications? Could she have gotten into anything unusual, like human medications?
Yes, if you can video it that would be helpful.
I can try to assist even without the video though. What you're describing could be whats called compulsive behavior, which has become all consuming. I am going to type a more thorough response, just give me a few minutes.
Compulsive behaviors often are derived from normal behaviors, arise out of conflict and then become performed to excess so that they interfere with function. A good physical exam from your veterinarian and some bloodwork could help rule out other causes.
Compulsive behaviors can be treated with a combination of behavior modification and drug therapy.
To start with, structured interactions that focus on you being in control are beneficial. This often encompasses reward based training. Also exercise and appropriate stimulation are helpful. Playtime that directs the dog to other outlets for normal dog behaviors, like fetch, sniff walks around the neighborhood, etc. These dogs also often benefit from a Gentle Leader headcollar. The headcollar can have a calming efect, may make the dog more likely to lie down and rest quietly and also allow the owner to interrupt the behavior from a distance and then redirect the dog to more appropriate behaviors. A thundershirt may also have a calming effect, which can be found online.
If you have a veterinary behaviorist in your area, they would be able to do a more thorough behavioral screening.
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I'm not sure she is mad about the couch. It may have been a stressor for her, but I don't think you have driven her mad. It sounds like she is a well loved and taken care of pooch!
If you feel that putting a head collar on her would not be suitable, there are some other things to try. Maybe more beach trips to get some mental stimulation, very short walks, lots of cuddle/petting time with you. You can even do some basic training at home, like sit and stay with small treats as rewards.
There is also a product you can find at the pet store called D.A.P., or dog appeasing pheramone, that can decrease anxiety. It comes as a plug in or a collar as well. This may help her behavior. If you are very worried, taking her into your veterinarian for a check up might be a good idea!
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It is possible that she is stressed about the couch situation, but it is very understandable that you don't want her on a new couch! I think putting her new bed next to it was a good plan, and maybe it will just take some time for her to adjust. During that time, lots of extra attention is sure to be helpful!
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How is Preshus doing?
You should be able to just add it as an attachment.