I don't even know if dogs do get depressed like people, but I'm absolutely convinced that Fedja is. Last two weeks Fedja is acting really sad (in house only!). At first I thought it was my projection or something (he aways looks kind of sad and serious with his beautiful black and tan markings, lol), but now I'm sure that he is feeling blue.
The only times that I see his tail waging is when outside, playing fetch with Chuckit. This is his favorite game ever. He just can't get enough of it. He gets dogs like JRT's worn out, but he keeps going on lol. Because of this I don't think there is something wrong with him health wise.
We go two times a day for a walk and play (not counting the times when he goes potty). On average we stay in the park for about 1,5 hours on our first walk and play session. Depending on the weather even longer, but never shorter than 1 hour (it could be a hurricane for his part, he would still go out). Then in the evening we go for a second play session, again for at least an hour. When outside he is totally happy and ok.
Once inside he looks like a completely different dog. Uninterested, slow, bad appetite, not wanting to play. We used to sit on the floor together now and then, playing with balls, teaching new things and he always liked it. Not anymore. I just can't get him exited no mater what i try. After a few minutes he will walk away (without getting playful, he just sits in front of me not participating) and go lay down.
I have to admit that I do not give him much attention once in house. After so much walk I have to do other things too. Studying, housekeeping, cooking and so on. I don't work so he never stays alone at home. (And because of this when I have to leave him he gets really anxious.)
That all made me decide to get another dog in a hope he will have some fun in house too. But that's another story.
Has anyone experienced something like this with their dog(s)? I want my little baby to be happy again. Any suggestions?
And sorry if I sound weird sometimes, but I'm not native English speaker. Doing my best
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