Lulu's howl was part of the reason I asked my parents if I could have her after my apartment was broken into last December. But lately her bark has become a problem.
In the last two weeks, Lulu's been howling at every thing -- people outside my apartment building, people on golf carts, kids on skateboards. She even tried to chase a moving truck the other day.
Today was the worst though. There's a man that owns this big black dog in my neighborhood. Now, Lulu's not had any problems with the man himself, but every time that dog is around she barks in a very defensive manner. It's very clear she's barking to let the dog know to stay away from her.
Well today, that went from defensiveness to downright hostility. I had to wrestle Lulu to keep her from trying to go after the dog when we went on our walk. I grabbed her and held her up and tried to get her to calm down, but she would not. I eventually dragged her into the house. Since the ground was muddy, she was a mess, so she needed a bath.
I don't know why she's suddenly become so crazy. The only thing I can think of is that she had her distemper vaccine last week, and maybe it causes behavioral changes similar to the rabies shot? But I can't find anything about it.
What do you think? Any ideas? I don't know what to do and I'm worried she's going to get into trouble with the leasing office.