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If Oscar hasn't had a health check recently, I would suggest that as a first step, to rule out any conditions that might be causing him to feel stressed, and out of sorts. At his age arthritis can be a concern, and it can be especially painful with the damp and the colder weather.
Also consider whether Luna has something to do when she is out there with Oscar, other than play with Oscar. Are there toys for her to play with, shake around? Are there things for her to do, like obstacles she can explore, go through climb on, (all part of socialization for a pup) a ball she can push around?
Consider what Oscar does when he is outside alone, does he wander and investigate, or does he lay and wait for something to happen? Our dogs adapt very well to our lifestyles, they move when we move, rest when we rest, especially as they get older, and are unlikely to do much moving around without encouragement from another dog or from us.
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