Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: North Carolina
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Certainly painting can be because of pain. A small puppy just may be stressed, all puppies are different, my girl Misty who is timid and not a puppy pants when she is stressed, she also yawns and licks her lips, as she has gained more confidence she seldom does this anymore. Today she sometimes does it on a long car ride, at the Vet, or around small children who grab at her.
My boy Yogi use to pant and breath shallowly (like rapid small pants) when he was still a pup, he would do it when he was sleeping and resting, he grew out of that. As an adult he pants when he is stressed for him his stressor is unknow dogs in a small space.
Your pup has come a long way and it could be its just taking him awhile to settle in to all of the newness.
Robbie, Boo Boo, Yogi, and Misty's human.
Poohkey miss you, monkey.