Scaredy cat? What about scaredy dog? Some pets may be a little sensitive or shy around new people. Learn how to make your pooch more comfortable and trusting. While dogs are generally thought to be more outgoing pets, they can also be shy or skittish around unfamiliar people and places. However, with a little love and patience, you can get your shy dog to become more social and playful with others. Here are some tips on how to build your pooch’s confidence and help this process.
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Guest Post: Elliot Harvey's Natural Health Column: A name is important in establishing communications with the dog. It also helps her to feel like a valued member of the family. Use her name frequently until she learns it. Positive training and exposure is the real key to building a relationship and developing a bond of trust with a dog. Punishment during the early development stages can adversely impact on building self-esteem and learning to trust. read more