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reply to post by havok
My suggestion is to keep playing with her, and let her win some tug of wars which allows her build confidence in herself. Sounds to me like she got babied too much as a puppy and didn't properly grow up. So you may have to play a little rougher with her like her siblings would have. That in itself teaches pups how to overcome fear. Ever see puppies play with one another? They bite, claw, scratch and roughhouse with the best of them. It's typical puppy behavior. - See more at: www.abovetopsecret.com...
reply to post by Sonder
Aww, what a doll! How old was she when you picked her up? - See more at: www.abovetopsecret.com...
reply to post by scojak
Typically, anxiety in dogs is caused by wanting to protect their owner. You break this anxiety by becoming the alpha and showing your dog that it is the one being protected.
This, on the other hand, seems more like fear. - See more at: www.abovetopsecret.com...
We had a similar problem with our dog (yellow lab) once upon a time.
We knew some folks that had a daycare and we brought our puppy there.
She got used to children, noises, and kids playing with her food. It also made her very sociable.
Just a thought. - See more at: www.abovetopsecret.com...
I was thinking the same thing. I was wondering if she had separation anxiety. With my wife coddling her like a baby, Pina uses her as a security blanket in the place of her mother. We got her at 6 weeks, which I think 8 weeks is the norm for taking puppies from their mother.
reply to post by RomaSempre
Maybe something you could try is a thunder shirt. They're relatively cheap and you can find them in most pet stores. Other than that you could try some one on one training with a trainer (which is a much more expensive options). - See more at: www.abovetopsecret.com...