We have had our dog for nearly a week. He is a baby, really; just under a year old. He is a sweetheart. Usually quiet but very timid. When an adult tries to pet him, he pees and he runs and hides in the bookshelf. He is very attached to my daughter and sleeps with her. When she leaves the house, he bolts out the door. If we have to leave him alone, even for ten minutes, he eats shoes, poops all over the house, cries and barks. But if we take him for a walk, he will walk beside my husband, tail up, all happy, very social with people and animals.
I have a feeling that maybe there is something in the house he does not like. I know he was terrified of my shoes the first day he got here. I was wearing them inside, and when I approached him he barked at my feet until I removed them. Other than that, I am at a loss! And he is my daughter's little sidekick which is GREAT but she leaves for summer camp back East next week and she will be gone for 10 days so I need to do something about this and soon! She is the only one who can get him to eat, or to go to another room or even outside for his walk! Any ideas?