Lokai (bliss089) wrote in doglovers,
Lokai
bliss089
doglovers

Anxiety

Hi everyone!

I have an issue with my 5 year old Shih-Tzu that I've been dealing with for about 6 months that I am now just getting very frustrated with.

I have been seeing someone for 6 months and every time my dog (Teddy) is around him he gets really scared and follows me around. Now, the person I am dating has not hit him, talked down to him, and has been always sweet to Teddy nor has Glenn (the person I'm seeing) hurt me. I don't understand why Teddy is being so territorial. Teddy has been around other people that I've dated and he's never been this extreme. The only thing I can guess why is because he is taller and has a lower voice than most of the other men I have dated. It is starting to get very annoying and extremely frustrating.

Whenever Glenn just tries to gently pet Teddy, Teddy screams bloody murder and runs to me for help. Teddy has actually gotten so stressed with Glenn, he gets diarrhea . So, it does affect Glenn and I's relationship. Also, whenever Glenn is around, Teddy follows me right next to my feet to the point were I accidentally trip over him.

Is there anything suggestions out there? Glenn is so nice and sweet to Teddy, I don't understand why Teddy is so protective of me...or at least calm down after awhile.

Thank you!
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