Hi, I have a Springer Spaniel named Bruce. Most of the time he is a lovely, loving dog, great with me, my wife and my two kids, aged 8 and 5. We rehomed him at the age of seven about 11 months ago and up until 3 weeks ago, we were fine. There were the odd issues with growling and trying to claim his place in the pack but these were mainly with me and were dealt with at the time. A few weeks ago, he has taken to "hiding"!! He is great during the day but in the early hours of the eveing, he will try to hide himself. This may be down the bottom of the garden or even in the bath!! He will not come back if I call his name and you could even wave a biscuit at him and he will still not move. If I go near him he growls. I have tried ignoring him but this goes on for hours! I wave his lead at him which works so he clearly still enjoys a walk! He is walked twice a day as it is! This is strange, something has clearly spooked him but I'm not too sure what! Has anyone had anything similar? If so, how have you dealt with it? I am sure he is a loving dog and I hate to see him sad!