We have an eight year old rescue entire German Shepherd who has been living with us since January this year. He has settled in well at home, but we are now concerned that he is showing signs of stress.
He moves his ears back when we stroke him, put his lead on or approach him, and he used to pant a lot. He also constantly bites his dew claws and sometimes his front claws. Is this also a sign of stress? Should we get his dew claws removed? Or is it best to leave him alone and hope it will all settle down?
Any advice or ideas will be very welcome.
Mel Edwardes, via email.