My Dog Thinks He's A Cat
March 1, 2013 9:11 AM Subscribe
I have a 3-year-old pomeranian that has suddenly decided he wants to get under and behind all the furniture.
posted by iarerach to pets & animals (13 answers total)
The problem with this is that he gets himself behind, say, the trash can. And he has plenty of room to get out, but he is either too afraid (How did I get here? Oh no!) or...something to get himself out. So he sits quietly, ears back, and it takes us about 5 minutes each time to realize he's disappeared. When we call him, he won't make noise to tell us where he is, so it takes a few minutes to find him.
I wouldn't mind this exploring instinct he's suddenly discovered, but he's gotten stuck under my bed twice now, and it involves taking my entire captain's bed apart to get him out. As a short-term solution we've blocked everything off, but he's still finding places to get into.
This started recently, I think, because we had mice and he's trying to find them. We've gotten rid of them now, so I guess he's still trying to hunt down where they're hiding.
Any ideas on how to discourage this behavior?