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  1. New Rescue dog is very timid. Help!

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    My wife and I just rescued a dog about 1 1/2 weeks ago and she is very timid. She stays in her crate, which is in the guest bedroom, most of the day. Her health seems fine. She eats well, sleeps a lot, and when we are not in the room she roams around the room sniffing and investigating things...
  2. Dog under deck and not coming out any time soon ... help!

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    My husband and I have recently acquired a rescue dog, who we knew was very timid when we got him. We have had several rescue dogs previously. This boy was a stray and he has bonded closely with his foster carer who, although she loves him to bits, is not in a position to keep him because she...
  3. Help/Potty Training/new here

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    I've never posted here before and I have no clue how to post under the training. It wont let me reply to half the treads anyway. So, my issue is this. I have a 12 week old German shepherd puppy. I've had her since she was born, I own momma. We decided to keep her because of her special...
  4. Chihuahua (Female Rescue) Help

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    Hi. My name is Krista. About a month ago my family and I adopted a 1 yr old female Chihuahua. She was rescued from a Puppy Mill and had been at the shelter for about 4 months. They told us she was partially housebroken, spayed, only ate wet food. She is perfectly healthy, has a full coat and...
  5. Advice on my Chihuahua (Female Rescue)

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    Hi. My name is Krista. About a month ago my family and I adopted a 1 yr old female Chihuahua. She was rescued from a Puppy Mill and had been at the shelter for about 4 months. They told us she was partially housebroken, spayed, only ate wet food. She is perfectly healthy, has a full coat and...
  6. Timid dog (sometimes)

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    We recently acquired an adult (4 yrs old) female miniature schnauzer who is very timid at times. If I am sitting down in the same room with her she will come when called and seeks to be picked up and will sit in my lap for long stretches of time, even going to sleep. However, if I am standing up...
  7. HELP New Dog Very Shy

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    we got a 11 month old sheep dog 2 days ago she seems very shy she sticks to one spot in the kitchen on her blanket and whenever we try call her to another part of the house she just sits at the door way staring back at us refusing to move and whenever we try put a lead on her and try get her to...
  8. Hello! First time dog owner. Dog extremely anxious.

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    Hello, I am a first time dog owner. My partner and I adopted a 1 year old papillon/pomeranian mix from a rescue about a month ago. She is extremely timid and seems afraid of everything. She spends the majority of the day sitting in a corner on the couch. She snuggles up near me when she is on...
  9. Timid around people and dogs.

    Dog Training Forum
    Hello, I have a 2 year old lab named Zelda, she a smaller lab, about 55 pounds. I have had her since the beginning, and she has been through Puppy Training and Intermediate Training at Petsmart. There is only one problem....she is very timid around other humans and dogs. She has always been...
  10. Scared Little guy!

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hi there, I'm a first time pup owner, so forgive me if these questions seem obvious! I adopted my pup 2.5 weeks ago- he is 8months old and a shih tzu/yorkie/poodle mix. Adorable of course! When I first got him, he was TERRIFIED. He hid everywhere and would shake (poor guy!) I continued to...
  11. My puppy runs from me...

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Me and my wife just got an 8 month old Cavapoo puppy from a breeder last week. My wife held him in her lap for 4 hours on the ride home. Now he won't leave her side and he runs from me. He follows her all over the house and all over the yard. He will not leave her side. When I come into a room...
  12. Question about Papillon behavior

    General Dog Forum
    Hi, I just got a Papillon and she is 7 1/2 months old. She is very timid and likes to hide under the Christmas tree. She doesn't come to us, and seems to be completely "at home" in her pen. I am just wondering if this is typical, or if she is still adjusting? She came from a home with about 10...
  13. why is my dog still scared of me?

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Almost a year ago we welcomed a new member to our family - a 2 year old Coonhound from the SPCA named Annie. We have been through on and off leash and obedience training and for the most part she does great. She gets walked twice a day and is most of the time the center of attention...
  14. Teaching a timid dog to play

    Dog Training Forum
    Hi everyone! Here I am with another question on helping my sweet, shy collie to come out of her shell. :) To recap, here's Brenna's background: She was owned by a breeder until age 5, when she was retired and sold. I don't know much about her time at the breeder's, except that she was kept...
  15. Why does my dog act shy around certain people?

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    I have a 10 week old Basset Hound puppy and he tends to me. I can walk him without a leash and he follows me everywhere. However, he acts shy around people he sees daily, example:my dad. I am a teenager so I still live with my folks and everytime my dad comes into the room or tries to get...
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