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Help! I think my puppy is depressed or has the blues
Hi.. Well let me first start off that my name is Jennifer and I have recently purchased a brand new baby boy Havanese we named Brody on 12-26-08. He was born on 10-21-08, and we purchased him from our local Petland in El Paso. Brody is the cutest thing ever! We are a family of 5, with 3 children ages 7,5,3... Brody seems very mild mannered and mellow.. We are going to be crate training him. The first two nights we have had him, he has actually not yelped or cried at all in his crate at night.. As a matter of fact, he whimpered only in the morning to be put outside and then quickly did his thing and was brought back inside!! We have him running around the house during the day and feeding him 3x a times at 7a, 2p, and 7p. I've noticed he seems to be a little more attached to me than any one else in the home. The kids are great with him, with the occasional hoarding over him, and trying to pick him up. They are learning as well.. Ok.... so for my concern, tonight we started a movie and put him on the bed with us. He was really quiet and walked to the edge of the bed and lay with his head away from everyone and just lay there. Didnt nod off or sleep. I tried pulling him in closer and once again he just walked off and lay down again the same way. My husband tried doing the same thing, and again he walked away and lay down. I know his temperment seems to be mild and very mellow, however this struck me cause it wasnt behavior he has expressed before. Ther was (is) something different about him. I sensed sadness or maybe stress?? Maybe i am being paranoid as I feel like he really is my 4th child.. I guess my question is... Is there such thing as puppy depression, and how can I help him???