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    My 18 month old chocolate lab has recently been acting a little strange. Generally when we open the door from the kitchen, he darts either for the stairs or the living room. Recently he has been holding back and when we go to bring him by holding his collar he pulls back! This is very strange behaviour for him as he never usually wants to be in the kitchen on his own!!!

    Anyone have any ideas - much appreciated....

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    Please explain in a bit more detail. Do I understand that he now doesn't want to go into the kitchen? Or from the kitchen into the living room?

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    He doesnt want to come into the living room with us when usually he pounds through the door as soon as we open it! it as though he wants to stay in the kitchen!! x

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    Then it sounds like something might have frightened him in the living room. Can you think of anything that happened recently? Maybe a loud noise while he was in that room. Has any other dog or other animal been in that room recently? I am trying to think of sounds or smells that he now wants to avoid.
    I can't explain why my Duke refuses to go through one of the interior check out lanes at the pet store. He will only let me go through the end lane that is open on one side to the store. I quit trying to figure that little quirk out years ago. Something just clicks in those brains the we humans can't fathom.

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    Ah bless - there isn't anything i can think of that comes to mind to be honest, just seems very odd!! i a hoping he snaps out of it to be honest - thank you v.much for the reply though, its much appreciated

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    Is the floor in the living room slippery? Do his nails need to be cut?
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    No its now carpet up until about 1 month ago! his nails are fine (I'm lucky enough to have a mum as a dog groomer)

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    Did he have a scare? Loud noise? Did something change in the room?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cherylma21 View Post
    No its now carpet up until about 1 month ago! his nails are fine (I'm lucky enough to have a mum as a dog groomer)
    maybe he doesn't like the carpet?

    perhaps throw some treats on the floor to make going into the living area a pleasant experience.
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    Maybe the room is haunted. Just kidding, sort of. I stayed with a family in Scotland that lived in a stone house built in the 1600's. The living room was apparently haunted and the family dogs refused to come into the room and would sleep at its edge in the kitchen.

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