My almost 2 year old dog (born in april 2011) named Kiki sits in the corner ALOT. I'm beginning to become very worried about her because I've been reading online that it can be a sign for illness. Any insite on this?
The only experience I've had with sitting in the corner was our Zeke started doing that when we went to the vet. When we were shown into the examining room he'd go to the corner near the door, as far from the examining table as possible. I read the behavior as his being wary of what was going to happen to him there.
Gracie, Sunfire's Amazing Grace, RN, CGC, CCA, Pet Partner therapy dog, 9/12/2013 Zoe, Rockwall Nantucket Breeze, BN, CGC, Delta therapy dog, 5/4/2008 - 10/28/2013 Zeke, our introduction to the world of Golden Retrievers, 6/12/1997 - 12/18/2007
Is she sitting with her back to the corner or her head? I know that in other animals we had pressing the head into the corner was a sign of pain. I'd bring her for a checkup with the vet just to make myself feel better.
Originally Posted by kikisdeliveryserviceView Post
I guess so, I sat in that corner for a bit and noticed its really warm, must be why.
That's interesting, because Bella likes to lay in front of the sliding glass door. Especially when it's cold outside. Unlike my cat, she never goes near a heat register, and generally avoids warmer spots. Maybe that explains why she was never into sitting on laps as a puppy.
Edit: after I typed this, I realized she's still a puppy. It's hard to think of a nearly 60 lb dog as a puppy. She turned 8 mo. today. She still doesn't like sitting in laps.