Puppy Forum and Dog Forums banner
1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
10 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Just got a new pup, 3/4 husky 1/4 gsd and shes been great so far outside of always hiding underneath my living room table. Shes not afraid of me because she will sit and snuggle with me but the second i stand or walk in a room she darts for the table. Ive not raised my voice or anything so im perplexed. Btw, this is my 3rd day with her. Could it just be her adjusting to her new home?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,384 Posts
Congratulations on your new pup. And yes adjusting to a new home :) I have a stray cat at my house for over 6 months, he still stays hidden when I go to feed him, but he talks more and there are times that he comes out and creeps right beside me while I am putting out his food. I don't do anything towards him but smile and talk to him as I am getting his food put out. Some day there may be more.. But he loves to hang out while I watch my soap opera on my tablet outside and tell him what is going on about it lol lol ...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,408 Posts
Depends on many factors such as how she behaves once she is under the table, and how fast she 'recovers' when she emerges, etc. It may be just a temporary adjustment period, maybe a general lack of confidence due to previous environment, or it may be something genetic, or even medical -- hard to say without actually seeing your dog. So you be the judge. If it greatly concerns you and/or you're unsure how to interpret the details, I'd suggest a consult with a professional for a thorough analysis.

In the meantime make sure you provide her with some kind of mutually acceptable place where she feels safe. Perhaps a plastic clamshell crate with the door removed.

Keep in mind too, that standing and 'towering over' a pup can be sort of intimidating to them, even though it seems rather innocuous to you. Some gradual desensitizing and counter-conditioning using food rewards might help.
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
Top