Haven't posted here for a long time so we are glad to be back!
Unfortunately I'm back posting today due to Elmos recent behaviour issues.
He is generally a lovely dog but since an incident last July involving my father and domestic abusve he has been very stressed and upset.
He was messing under my mums bed up until recently for quite a few weeks. He has become ratty when getting his paws cleaned after a walk. He screams and growls and snaps. He cries more than he used to since he has been and adult. He has panic lies attacks where he shakes and goes rigid. He finally relaxes after being cuddled and told it's okay.
Recently he has been getting agitated at night. He sleeps in my bed and sits on my bed when we both go to bed and listens to my mum getting ready in her bathroom through the wall and wants to get down and to her. He goes down the steps and scratches at my closed bedroom door desperate to see her. He clams down after she stops making a noise and goes to bed.
His nails are needing done and we haven't been able to get to the vet lately due to ongoing health
issues concerning myself. We need both me and my mum to go to the vet). Mum drives and I have to sit with him the back. He cries a lot when travelling but he has always done this)
Basically these behaviours are very worrying for us and for him as we just want him to be happy. He has been living in a very stressful environment especially recently due my fathers emotional abuse leading to explosions of temper etc. he has left the home and my mum is divorcing him but has been back off and on and this might of confused Elmo I think. ? Also we don't know how my adds has been with him when he was left alone with My dad. My dad has a temper so I'm worried this has added to his issues.
Also one of his close friend a greyhound was out down a couple of months ago and she lived across the road. He drags my mum out on walks towards the negs ours house to check for his friend. He has checked inside a couple of times a dn got quite distressed when it first happened and cried when his friend wasn't there.
Now he has this obsession with going to check on every walk wanting to up to the front door.
I have put him in rescue remedy for pets and serene um tablets but don't know what else to do,
Any help much appreciated!!