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If you do not buy into it and simply ignore both the noise and his reaction, he will read from you that this is nothing to worry about.
Not a big fan of habituation. At least not in cases of fear, and especially not fear in a 12 week old puppy. Young puppies NEED support and direction at such a critical age when they are building associations with the newfound world. Ignoring fears can carry a higher risk of actually making things worse, and it's unlikely that ignoring will ever make things better. With other canine behavioural issues, perhaps habituation has merit, but not with fear.

Any tips?
1) "Desensitization + counter conditioning" is the most widely accepted protocol to follow. It works.
2) Significant distance away from the stimulus, in the beginning stages, is paramount for achieving success in the end.

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