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Old 01-09-2015, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Hi, I recently got a chihuahua puppy that is 8-weeks old. Last night for no apparent reason my puppy started walking backwards as if someone or something was chasing him. This has happened two separate times. So I picked him up and he seemed to be fine. I don't know what to think of this since it has never happened with any of our other dogs in the past. Does anyone have any information regarding this topic?
Please advise,
Jintina
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Old 01-09-2015, 10:18 AM
 
Location: USA
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Your puppy tryin' be cool with his new moves he discovered about. It's most likely a phase that shall pass.
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Old 01-09-2015, 12:09 PM
 
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Hi, I recently got a chihuahua puppy that is 8-weeks old. Last night for no apparent reason my puppy started walking backwards as if someone or something was chasing him. This has happened two separate times. So I picked him up and he seemed to be fine. I don't know what to think of this since it has never happened with any of our other dogs in the past. Does anyone have any information regarding this topic?
Please advise,
Jintina
He is sooooo young, a baby. This is my guess, that he is adapting to his new surroundings and using an infant's brain to do it. He may see many things as threats or things to be cautious about until he gets used to (a) your home and (b) being alive! I am also guessing it's a puppy phase.
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Old 01-10-2015, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Paradise
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Maybe you have ghosts?
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Old 01-10-2015, 03:28 PM
 
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Moonwalking? Just kidding- unless he is also not eating, feverish, crying out in pain or tipping over stiffly then he should be fine. My chihuahua x would always 'back up' rather than turn around from visible or (mostly) invisible obstacles. If he continues to do it regularly though then you might want the vet to check him out just to be on the safe side. I'm positive if it were something serious though he would have more outward symptoms. Enjoy life with your new puppy and let us know how he goes
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