Strange behaviors.

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  1. maxpayne_lhp

    maxpayne_lhp New Member

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    Well... there're 2 strange behaviors for my 8 yr old boxer:
    Let me put you some background... I'm a student coming to the US, I was hosted by a family and they have a boxer named Shadow. So I am kinda new to her. But she's friendly and she really appreciates me since I walk her, play with her alot...
    THe 1st behaviors is: Whenever the family members got into arguements or laugh or have a visitor, she'll bark really loudly. And noticably, when I talk to mom -- she may be a pack leader in shadow's head, she will also bark.
    The 2nd behavior is: She defecated inside the home. You may guess that it could be in my room. Well, partially right, she also did that in Danielle's -- a family member-- 's room.
    So.. can anyone tell me what make Shadow do such thing? And about the method to get rid of such annoying behaviours?
    Thanks.
     
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    Just a guess but she is probably barking because of the raised tones of voices (excitement). If she is 8 yrs old, that is pretty old for a Boxer and the pooping on the floor could be a result of that. When some dogs get older, they can lose control of their bowels...OR, she could be in the early stages of dementia and just "forgot" where to go. I don't know that much about Boxers but I don't think they tend to live past 10 yrs. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, please.

    Jessie
     
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    It could also be a "claiming" behaviour, particularly if she's pretty close to the two of you.
     
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    maxpayne_lhp New Member

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    Well yeah.... I'm new to her. Only like 1.5 months since we knew. The other one is kinda cranky.
    She's better now. :)
    Thanks for your ideas.
     

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