Your host, Debbie, is a positive trainer with a passion for dogs, their behavior and helping you create a well behaved dog. This is a dog training and behavior podcast that with help you and your new puppy build good healthy habits right from the start. It will also help you understand your dog’s behavior and build a strong, fulfilling, and fun relationship for years to come.
How to handle a shy dog is important for all of us to know. If you are anything like me, you just want to put ALL the puppies. But not ALL of the puppies want to be pet. Wait, what??? Crazy, right? This is even worse when it’s our own puppy. We are all excited and ready to share our lives with our new fur ball but he won’t come anywhere near us. Most of us want to win our puppy over. I mean come on, look at this amazing home and all I want to do is love you!!This is not uncommon, especially with rescue dogs. Even though we know they are safe, they don’t know that...yet.In this episode, I talk about why this can happen and what to do if it does.This is a great listen for all dog lovers because anytime you come in contact with a shy, fearful, or insecure dog you will know what to do.This is also a time where a trainer will be important. Insecurities in a puppy, if not addressed, can grow into many different behavior problems.If you take anything away from this episode is it this: Let the dog come to you. Do not try and win them over, they make the first (and second, and third) move.Enjoy!