Chicago Dog Training: Training the Fearful Dog

534443_303238516412225_183608175_nDogs who act fearful, nervous and insecure around people and other dogs, were usually not socialized when they were young.

“Some dogs have a genetic component that causes them to be more reactive than other dogs.” says The Memphis Dog Coach.

Puppies that are removed from their litter before they were 8 weeks old never learned how to “be” around members of their own kind.

Without the guidance and imprinting  of their dam or mother, many times these pups often grow up to be fearful, nervous, adult dogs without proper social skills.

Because this damage occurs during a dog’s formative period which is birth to six months of age, it often takes a long time to resolve, but it can be done.

Be patient and mindful that your dog’s mental and emotional rehabilitation will be a process and  not a quick fix.

 

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