Well this has me baffled and I thought I would throw it out to see if anyone had any advice or answers.
Charlie my 18 month old GSP that I adopted from SEGSP Rescue is OUR newest baby. We were supposed to be his foster parents and FAILED! Needless to say we offically added him to our family in December 2009.
Last thursday when I came home from work... let all 3 boys out to take care of business and fix their bowls for dinner. When Charlie came back in he went directly back to the crate and laid there like he was afraid something was coming after him. Looking around sharply and shaking. I couldn't figure out what was going on. He had his dinner and about a half hour later I let the boys back out to run and process what they had ate. When my oldest Tyler alerted me that they were ready to come back in (bark bark). I found Charlie hiding in the dog house and afraid to come out. I had to go get him to have him come in.
Well, it happened again on Friday with the same terrified look in his eyes. So instead of bringing him in I went out with him. I was going to try and get him to run with me in the back yard. He wouldn't leave my side, even to go get his favorite toy. I sat down on a ledge at the far end of the yard and he sat right next to me. He wouldn't go play with the other 2 boys like he normally does.
All of the sudden a Wood Bee came flying by. You know those BIG fuzzy B52 bomber bees? Well all hell broke lose.
He started crying like crazy trying to get under me on the ledge. He was shaking like a vibrator and just crying and crying. I immediatly took him in the house and he RAN to the crate looking like something was going to get him.
I know that Wood Bees do not sting or bite and that they are just very loud. But I can't for the life of me figure out why he is so scared of them. What could have happened to cause this reaction?
Any ideas? Any advice? It IS very warm these days and they come out in the heat of the day. Once the evening rolls around and it cools off they are not out and he is fine.... running around like a normal GSP. I just can't stand to see him SO frightened and don't want him tramatized.
Any help or adice would be greatly appreciated.