We have a big problem with Maija (13 months). She doesn't like my husband. In fact she seems to avoid him at all costs and it looks as if she was afraid of him! My husband waited a long time to have these dogs and was the happiest man on earth when we got them. He loves them to bits. Hermione adores daddy, follows him everywhere, whereas Maija will skulk away and keep as far away from him as possible. When she has to be in the same room with him she puts her head down, ears back and low, her tail between her legs and often she shakes. She looks absolutely and thoroughly miserable. But when my husband has a treat or says 'walkies!', Maija is the first one there with him with her tail wagging and looking excited and happy. When they come home from their walk she runs quickly away again.
My husband is sooo patient with her and tries to have one-to-one time with Maija and take her out for walks (where Maija is ok) on he own etc but nothing seems to help. I can see that it's breaking his heart - and mine too! I just don't know what to do anymore. This has been going on for several months now. My husband works abroad a lot and comes home for a few days every 10 days or so. During those few days Maija won't even play with Hermie, she just sleeps and keeps quiet.
Will it pass or is this going to go on for ever? I've never heard of anything like this before. I could understand it if Maija had been treated badly but on the contrary, no dog could have been loved more.