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Hi, posting on here to see if anyone can give me advice. My dog harley is a 2 year old cocker spaniel/Springer mix. Harley has loved me all of this 2 years and all of a sudden wants nothing to do with me. He growls and snarleds and points his tail and slowly walks away, he doesnt want to play ball with me anymore the only way he will come near me if if I have food. Cant even sit in the same room as him sometimes .I dont know what I did because he loves everyone else in my house besides me. He has had a little aggression in the past with food and the other dog we have but we worked that out and hes not aggressive at all with any other animal/person besides me. I just miss my best friend. Im honestly heart broken I just have no idea what I did. We took him to the vet and they said he was healthy and all we could really do is wait it out or to go to a behaviorist .

A little info on what we thought it could be was I work as a cleaner so I work with a bunch of chemicals so I thought maybe the smells from me but I come home and wash everything off and still nothing so I have no idea what it could be..
 

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Have YOUR health checked. Seriously. Get a full check up.

Think if you have changed any cleaning chemicals to a different brand. Another thought.

Had a dog years back who was really friendly to all except ONE person. Turned out that person was on anti seizure medication post head injury. After a couple of years he stopped the medication and the dog loved him.

So, have you started any different medications for yourself?

No need to respond to any thing about your health.. just putting that out there.
 

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Have YOUR health checked. Seriously. Get a full check up.

Think if you have changed any cleaning chemicals to a different brand. Another thought.

Had a dog years back who was really friendly to all except ONE person. Turned out that person was on anti seizure medication post head injury. After a couple of years he stopped the medication and the dog loved him.

So, have you started any different medications for yourself?

No need to respond to any thing about your health.. just putting that out there.

Thank you for the reply! I have not started any new medications but I have been on 3 medications for several years. Also have not been to the doctor since covid started so I will do that! As for the chemicals, I mainly use disinfectants I use so many so I will start by narrowing them down maybe or just sticking to one brand and see if that helps!
 

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Since my husband retired a year ago, he has taken over all walks and feeding. Now my dog wants nothing to do with me. She won't come out of her kennel when my husband is not home, and runs from me when she sees me. I am the one that puts in ear drops when needed, puts on her coat which she dislikes, rides along to the vet. She is in good health. She has rejected me.
 

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Since my husband retired a year ago, he has taken over all walks and feeding. Now my dog wants nothing to do with me. She won't come out of her kennel when my husband is not home, and runs from me when she sees me. I am the one that puts in ear drops when needed, puts on her coat which she dislikes, rides along to the vet. She is in good health. She has rejected me.
Can you ask your husband to let you feed the dog sometimes? Like you do it mornings, and he does it nights? And maybe you could go with him on walks, and sometimes be the one to say, "want to go for a walk?" to the dog, or even the one to get the leash.
Better yet- Maybe you could do some games like find-the-treats (my personal favorite), and fetch, hide-and-seek, etc. And trick training is another awesome way to bond with a dog.

Can your husband not do any of the unpleasant things? It seems to me like the good and the bad should be evenly distributed between the 2 owners.

Having a dog only like one of you in not only unpleasant, but potentially dangerous- I mean, what happens if the dog gets out when your husband isn't home? You might not be able to get her back.
 

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Can you ask your husband to let you feed the dog sometimes? Like you do it mornings, and he does it nights? And maybe you could go with him on walks, and sometimes be the one to say, "want to go for a walk?" to the dog, or even the one to get the leash.
Better yet- Maybe you could do some games like find-the-treats (my personal favorite), and fetch, hide-and-seek, etc. And trick training is another awesome way to bond with a dog.

Can your husband not do any of the unpleasant things? It seems to me like the good and the bad should be evenly distributed between the 2 owners.

Having a dog only like one of you in not only unpleasant, but potentially dangerous- I mean, what happens if the dog gets out when your husband isn't home? You might not be able to get her back.
She won't come to me at all. I think that I will do her afternoon feeding, and once it gets warmer start going on walks. All great ideas. Thanks so much.
 
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