Ok does his tail have any major flicks in the fur around the tender spot?This can indicate underlying problems eg:a slipped disk, pulled muscle etc.
Number 2 is:
Q: Why does my dog go nuts and tear up my house every time I leave? How can I stop this from happening?
A: This is separation anxiety. The excessive chewing to relieve the stress it feels. Continual barking
. Pacing. Whining. Sometimes, if it’s really excessive, a dog will chew through walls. I’ve had dogs jump through windows, through glass, to get outside. Most of the destruction is centered on points of exit.
You have to do what I call independence training. You have to stop the hyper-attachment. You have to give your dog the ability to cope. I desensitize a dog to departure triggers, for instance. The dog’s watching you. You’re putting on your clothes, you’re putting on your make up, you get your keys, and the stress starts when you’re putting on your makeup. He knows you’re going to leave, so he starts to fret and get very anxious. So we start to desensitize him to the triggers. You put on your makeup and you don’t leave. You put on your coat and you stay in the house. You break your ritual completely. You go out the door and you come right back. And you do it 50 times a day.
Q: Can my dog be cured of his fears and anxieties? Or do I just have to learn how to control his problems?
A: A lot of dogs can be modified to a point where they don’t suffer from it any more, but I don’t ever like to use the word “cured.”
A lot of cases can be 90%, 95% made better. Some just 60%. Separation anxiety is one of the hardest, because it’s so difficult to work with. And aggression. Aggression is wildly misunderstood, but when it is understood it can take a while for a dog to feel confident and calm.
There’s no amazing quick fix. You’re talking about behavior. You’re talking about the way the brain reacts. If you’re a human, and you’ve got a real anxiety, you’re not going to get better after just one visit to the psychiatrist. It’s going to take a lot of therapy to get you to the point where you feel better. And, it’s exactly the same with the dogs.
Just something I found-This is victoria stilwell-or I think thats what she's called, in my eyes her methods are GOLDEN, I've never tried one yet that hasn't worked!!!There was a paticular episode that I remember focused on seperation anxiety, I'm trying to find the link to it now!
You may want to have a look through some of the episodes of it's me or the dog usa, some of her methods are absolute genius!Was he checked by a vet?Did they mention anything about his thyroid?Sometimes it can cause irratic behaviour-maybe check that out?I just remembered while looking through her vids.