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I have a 12 week old puppy. She is a pitbull mixed with a lab. I got Truffle (My dog) on february 11, 2012. It has been a week since i have owned her and since day one, she has ran from me and my family and tries her best to keep no contact with us. I have given her space, and tried to attempt to pet her but she runs away then sits and stares at me. She is very timid, i have an older chow named diesal who is 10 yrs, whos Truffle simply loves to play with and follow around. I have played tug-o-war with her but once i move into to pet her, she runs away and doesn't come back. She is now sick with Kennel cough, ive given her her medicine and then she leaves to go outside and sleep. I need advice on how to make her more social. I would really aprreciate the help. Thanks.
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It's not necessarily that she's anti social. She's a baby. Twelve weeks old is just like an infant. Plus you've only had her for one week. Usually it takes much longer for a puppy to settle in. You'll need to give her longer than a week to get used to her new home and her new people.

Training is a great way to bond with a puppy. But, spend only 5 minutes or so each time you train. You can train 4-5 times a day, but only 5 minutes each time.
And, you can toss treats in her direction anytime you are near her, so she will get the idea that you are good.
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