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I have a 16 week old puppy who is afraid of men. We have had him only 3 weeks, and I am trying hard to take him on "field trips" were we encounter men (that doesn't sound good, LOL!), so he gets used to them. The other day we went to the tractor supply store and I asked a few men to give him a treat - he was scared at first, but eventually he went and took the treat from them.

I was wondering if anyone has any other ideas for how to socialize my pup. He is cautious of all new people - but he allows women and kids to pet him, but with men, he hides behind me.
 

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Thanks for the advice!

I was so proud of Braxton today, I took him to my neighbor's house and he was great with her husband and two teenage sons! He was making a huge liar out of me by going right to them and climbing in their lap, etc. I wonder if the fact that he was at their house made a difference? Either way, I am happy to see his fear subsiding.
 
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