Major Problem with Dog
Hi Guys, Maybe you could help me. My mother passed away last June and I have her little 5 year old Beagle. She also had another Beagle too which I now have. I know the dogs since I got them from the shelter for her and I love them both. The problem is that a few months after my mother's death, Precious, (that's the pup's name) started howling almost like she's screaming. At first I thought there was something physically wrong with her but as soon as I picked her up she would quiet down. I taped the yelling and brought the tape and her to the vet. After $1,200.00 in test the vet found what I already suspected - there's nothing wrong with her. The vet said she's just crying for attention but offered no real solution beyond that. He made a joke that he's not a psychiatrist and suggested I find one for her. I'm at my wits end. Precious was with my mother all the time right to the bitter end. I spend as much time as I can with her but I also have to go to work and I suspect that she yells when I'm not there. Today I was outside mowing the lawn and I could hear her screaming her head off. I ran into the house and as soon as I did she quieted up. I'm afraid my neighbors are going to call the police and report me for animal cruelty. Anyone have any idea how I can get this to stop? I really don't want to give her away as I love her, but I can't afford more unnecessary vet bills or the potential of being arrested for animal abuse.