My 4 year old Goldendoodle, Oliver, has episodes of EXTREME fear lately. So much so that he will not go outside- not out the front door or out the back pool cage door. He cowers and reacts to any noise ( like a leaf blowing by) and yanks the leash and runs back to the house. When this happens no amount of coaxing can get him to go outside.
We just lost his brother to cancer 6 weeks ago. Could this have anything to do with it? He is driving me crazy. When he gets scared and yanks the leash to get back in the house he pulls me off my feet. He actually pulled me down in the driveway and broke my right arm in two places.
HELP! I want my brave boy back.