Hey ya'll. Quick question for ya!(:
I have a 5 month old Great Dane/Bullmastiff puppy and she is scared of everything... I'm talking about anything from keys to the sidewalk (only sometimes with that one thought). She wasn't socialized very well, but she was a little bit. Whenever she sees something that scares her the hair on her back stands up, her tail curls under her legs and sometimes she tries to dart away.
I'm almost positive Rebel, my APBT, went through this to, but I can't remember.
She is great with kids and other people, the only time she gets scared is when they just walk in by themselves w/o knocking or us letting them in. If that happens she'll usually hid down the hallway or under the table for a few minutes and then she'll come out and be all happy with them and play with them for hours! If we let the people in, then that's a different story. From the moment they come in she is usually very, very happy and licks all over them!(:
So my question is, is she going to be this skittish for her whole life or is this just a stage that all (or some) puppies go through?
If this is just her weirdo self (lol.), then what are some ways I can help her get over her skittishness? I live in a very, very small town so we don't really have anywhere to take dogs. I wish I had a dog park here.. That would be great!(:
Please just give me your thoughts and if you've got something that will help her not be so skittish please let me know! I'll try anything!(: