I brought my new human home at the weeknd. My dog is super quiet and sleeping a lot, he's acting different in the house. Is he just being super good, or perhaps depressed due to change? He's still happy and energetic when walking, and I've made a point to walk him as much and normal and both my wife and I fuss over him. Just a massive change in personality, I'm half expecting him to roll over and die.
I've found that with certain types of dogs (my experience is with staffies) they're the baby of the house until there's a new baby at which point they become the protector and they get a bit more 'OK time for me to stop dicking about and help out around the place'.
I think if you prefer your dog to be more engaged you can fuss over him more, but I think he's just trying to recognise the potential shift in the pecking order - you can communicate to him that his position hasn't changed by continuing to play with him and making a fuss, or you can just accept your New Good Dog as a bonus of having an extra human!
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