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He wears a nylon collar but only when walked on his lead. He is 'bare' at home.There is a ring/tag with my contact details on, but again, only when we go walking. He still gets excited about walking and this is probably the only things that gets him where I want him- the promise of a walk.
He does drink from puddles and rain water, sometimes even from his household bowl if I fill it from the water butt, but only if it's outside.
A friend of mine looked after him for 24 hours over Christmas at her house. He had two long walks, but again wouldn't drink inside and she was very concerned because he wouldn't eat anything either! I love him so much and concerned for his welfare. He is still a great 'guard' dog, barking for attention when anyone passes the window or front gate.
No, this has been on going here at home. All apart from the eating. He has become fussier here and waits til I have eaten until he is sure there is nothing coming his way- I occasionally give him a tit bit, but not often.
He is not underweight. It is his 'fear' or nervousness of the house which concerns me, and of course the drinking. How can you tell if a dog is becoming dehydrated?