My almost-2-year-old Pembroke has started doing something weird lately. A little background - 5 out of the 7 days of the week someone is home. My family alternates working from home, and it's only Mondays and Thursdays that Ender (my Corgi) has to spend 8 hours by himself before we come back. After that we always take him on a long walk and play with him, etc...
Anyway, every morning we leave at 7am. Yesterday I noticed that Ender was nowhere to be found before leaving. Then I (on a whim) went into our computer/guest room and found him underneath the bed there. I have never seen him do this before. When we are home, he doesn't do it. And we've been leaving at 7am every morning since we got him and yesterday was the first time he did this. Then today, he did it again! He comes out when we find him there, but it's weird how he just goes under and just lays there!
I don't think he's scared or frightened - he's crate trained and I have seen him go into his crate on the rare occasion that he gets absolutely petrified. That's not what this is... he just calmly walks under the bed and plops down.
So 1 theory I have - is this an attention grab? Like "look how upset you guys leaving is making me!" This is not a dog (as far as I know) with separation anxiety. He's not destructive or whiny or anything. And he JUST started doing this yesterday after nearly 2 years of us having him.