posted on Sep, 7 2010 @ 04:28 PM
reply to post by prophecywatcher
First of all, I firmly believe that animals can detect unusual events. A few months ago we had an earthquake which is an unusual event here. A few
minutes before the event my cat ran into the bedroom, pawed at me to wake up, and cuddled in my arms so I was holding him when the earthquake
Having said that...I have a lot of dog knowledge. What your dog is doing and for how long the event is happening is pretty unusual. I would
encourage you to think about a vet appointment just to rule anything out. It is often natural instinct to hide when an animal is sick.
Also, dogs between the ages of 7 weeks and 18 months old often go through what are known as "fear periods" and they exhibit behavior showing varying
degrees of fear often to every day normal things they have known their whole lives. It is normal and may run the gambit from just being a little shy
of something to running away or urinating in fear. If this is your dog's problem he is probably developed a fear of something in the house that is
sending him to the closet. It could be anything and it doesn't have to be something new to the environment. Put your dog on a leash held loosely,
and walk him around the house and see if something he sees sends him running for the closet. It doesn't hurt to lightly pat things and talk in a
happy, upbeat voice to show him there is nothing to be afraid of. If this is the problem he should grow out of it.
Another thought is check for gas leaks if you have gas. He may be able to hear a very faint hissing sound you cannot pick up.
Oh, good luck. Sometimes we never solve the mystery but that is part of the fun of having canine companions!