He's been improving steadily... YAY!
He also came home w/a major attitude.
Lots of nipping and snarking when it's time to take his meds. Suddenly doesn't want his ears, muzzle, or feet touched... he has growled at me and bitten me several times when I tried to clean his ears.
He immediately pees when I pick him up off the floor or call him over to me. Lots of screaming in the crate, as well as shredding of any and all bedding. Potty-training... we are starting from scratch.
He's also been extremely snarky and possessive over any treats/toys that he has in the crate... if one of the other dogs as much as look at him or walk past the crate, he will hurl himself against the bars, growling/snarling, hackles up, tail stiff. Oy.
He's okay when he plays w/Sepp in the yard or isn't confined, and everyone is fed/gets treats in separate locations.
Should I worry??? Or could his behavior have been caused by having been in isolation at the vet for four days? I don't punish him for any of the unwanted behaviors other than ignore or crate him for a while.
I'm as non-confrontational as possible when I handle him, but I need to address the asshat behavior before he turns from a 20-pound nuisance into a 70+ menace.
Hmmm... this probably should be in the Behavior section, huh?