Meet Sky. He looks pretty sweet, huh?
Well, don’t let him fool you, we are having major dog issues in our house.
Sky, is a pitbull, read: highly emotional, is acting out like an angry toddler, but he is almost 9 years old.
Peter came home today early, and upon arrival, he went straight to Penelope and gave her a kiss and hug, kissed me, petted Sky and then sat down with Penelope to read a book to her. Then as soon as we sat down to read the book, Sky went over to our bookcase, in another room, and proceeded to chew off part of it! We don’t have much nice furniture, and of course this bookcase is one of our nice, new pieces.
He has been a little mopey all year, since Penelope arrived, but now all of a sudden he is really acting out. He is also getting more aggressive when the door bell rings, to the point that the UPS man, one day, wouldn’t even come up the stairs he was so terrified. Which was actually kind of funny, the poor guy, kept stuttering… ” I can’t do it, ma’am, I just can’t do it!” To which, I replied, “You are a UPS Man, for crying out loud, you can do it!!” And he would take one step up my steps and then say again, while shaking his head, ” I can’t do it!” I had to coax him up every step!!
Sky also puts his paws on the table and her highchair to get food when we step away for a second. He has scratched up her highchair doing this. He also will do this on the kitchen counters now.
He chewed up one of her toys a couple of weeks ago. I had just brought it home and he went straight for it and before I could get it, he chewed the head off the poor, hand made, non-toxic stained, wooden horse!
I don’t know what to do! I am thinking of reading the book the Dog Whisperer. Has anyone read it?
For the most part, we still take really good care of Sky. He goes on two small walks a day, long walks on the weekend, eats good, organic, canned food. I pet him and cuddle with him anytime I can, (it is less than pre-Penelope) but he is not neglected in the sligh
. The biggest thing is that he does not sleep in our bed anymore. With Penelope in the bed, I just got so worried about germs. He has been known to rub his butt on our sheets.
Who knows what is going on?! Help!