Friday, February 17, 2012

I Have A Timid Puppy, What Should I Do?

Some puppies are timid, some are not. If you have a timid puppy, it is important to realize that all bad experiences will be magnified in your puppy's mind. So, it is important to refine your approach to socialization, supervision, containment, puppy manners, and puppy obedience. You can't proceed as you would with any other dog. 

There are ways to work around the timidity, to increase your pup's confidence and work towards a happy, confident adult dog. Clumsy, ham handed, harsh or stupid training methods will make a potentially great dog into a mess.

You really don't know enough about this kind of dog. You need to hire a professional behaviorist to help you lay out a plan that will work. 

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