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Arlo's behavior issues
Our little guy has reached about 19 weeks and it's like a switch has gone off and he's got a brand new personality.
Firstly, when he's up from his naps he's very restless, into everything that he shouldn't be and ignoring any of our attempts to distract him. He's also randomly started barking at nothing. He'll be lying on the couch and just start when nothing in the room has changed. He's also very slow to respond to commands. Prior to Friday he had really settled down and all seemed great. We'd been told to expect some change in his behaviour but he's like a different pup altogether! At times he cowers when he's near me as if I've been abusing him (obviously I haven't!)
Also, he's not really eating very much. Prior to a few days ago he would eat kibble that was given to him. Our trainer had told us to make games of his eating and we've hardly used his bowl at all. Now he'll only eat from the bowl and wants nothing to do with food if it's coming from any other avenue! He'll still take treats from us though - so clearly he knows the difference and knows what he wants!
Perhaps it's just a phase and everyone goes through it but I just wondered if anyone had any suggestions for getting him back on track? As you can tell from the picture he's still adorable but that's only making up for some of his bad behaviour!