Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by banana91787, Jul 25, ... A few weeks ago, our roommate's four year old daughter was blowing in the puppy's face.. the puppy snapped (the young girl was not injured.. or scared). -Jan . Understanding why some dogs are afraid of others is the first step in making positive changes. Soon he will learn that a person is nothing to worry about and then you are b Our vet figures he is about 1 year old, doxie mix (with terrier). we did what the sibe rescue people told us and had him feed treats to her all the time… toss them in her direction etc. My husband just tried to walk him, and the puppy was so upset that he threw up! Most puppy owners will be reassured by this article, that their puppies growling and nipping is not a sign a an aggressive puppy, but is a normal phase of puppy development. My husband and i adopted a 5-year old rescue beagle. that is interesting. He was dumped on our street a couple of months ago by a woman and a man. [Help] My puppy is afraid of my husband. For example, if you just recently bought your dog home from a rescue then your dog likely hasn’t had a stable family life. The same can be true of puppy-mill dogs like those from pet stores. Hi Jan, I had a similar problem with a foster dog I had in regards to the leash. In many cases, dogs that have had limited exposure to others are fearful. My dog Ralphie showed up at my gate about 7 years ago. I actually ignore her while I go about my routine. One of the first things is to take the dog to the vet to rule out a UTI. She spooked and ran away, she managed to find her way home (thankfully) but since then she has been terrified of him. He is very afraid of the leash, I have tried and tried and also the car. Plenty of toys that squeek. wow. Have a look at these warning signs, and if one or more of these are happening in your relationship, it is abuse and it’s not OK. When he does become angry I go into a shell and I tremble and cry until I get over it. This important developmental stage in a puppy’s life occurs between 8 and 16 weeks of age, when pups need to have a variety of pleasant interactions with the world around them. He spent several months with me and made great strides. She was running around outside jumping on logs and we thought this is the dog we need! My Cat Is Afraid of My New Dog. Updated 07/13/19. Why is My Dog Afraid of Me? Amy is an award-winning Certified Animal Behavior Consultant and author of 27 pet care books. help. Good breeders will start to socialize their pups as soon as they can, normally around 3-5 weeks. It’s completely normal for a puppy to fight a human’s influence. For safety reasons we want to be able to put a leash on when outside. About three weeks ago, my husband walked her at dusk, she hid herself under a bench in the park randomly and when my husband went to get her, tripped and stamped loudly. However, that may not always be the case, as there are many reasons why a dog may be fearful. He’s afraid of men. However, she is still very afraid of my husband. ... She shares her home with a rescued English Shepherd named Franklin and her husband Aaron (not a rescue). What Should I Do if my Dog is Afraid of People. Recently, I adopted an equally sweet puppy named Norm, but anytime my cat gets anywhere near Norm, he freaks. Structured interactions calm the puppy down. Amy Shojai. There can be a lot of things going on (and without seeing it) here are a few to think about. Dog is afraid of husband, help? A common reason for fear in dogs is a lack of positive exposure to new people, animals and environments during the critical fear period of the puppy socialization process. I have now placed him and within a couple of days he had bonded to the wife, but two weeks later was still afraid of the husband. ... Also, the owner was actually afraid of the puppy, and really needed to educate herself on canine behavior, what to expect and how to create a healthy relationship with a dog before she tries again to bring a new puppy … I’ve had her since she was 2 months old. Please help. My puppy is here two weeks now and has finally come to sit by my feet and take treats from my hand. This situation can be helped by getting the dog used to the new pet and reducing his fear of the puppy. But for some reason, he acts like he is very afraid of my husband. I live with my boyfriend who is at work all the time and she loves him too. We have friends come and go and loves them too. Please take your dog to the vet for a check up, seek help from a professional dog trainer, or find your dog a … I have never hurt her or raised my voice more than normal. Definitely afraid of them when they get up and walk towards him. My dog is brilliant with everybody, especially my now toddler but is afraid of my partner. He was very well socialized and loved people, abandoned my husband and I at the park to get belly rubs from everyone else! Pin Share Email Carolyn Ann Ryan / Getty Images . There are a few reasons why dogs fear one another. So, I have a big and burly husband who is a gentle giant despite appearances and I have a mini-schnauzer who's a good boy and knows his basic commands very well. Then we gave my daughter the treat bag and asked her to do as we had done. I’ve had my husband call him over and finally he’s coming and wagging his tail and allowing him to pet him and scratch him. He had never seen any people but his breeders until he came into rescue (at age 11 months) and is afraid of strangers. There are many reasons why a dog may be afraid of people and while many dogs fail to overcome their shyness, the fact is that with good social habits and positive reinforcement, you can prevent people phobias in your dog. I am afraid of my partner Many people who feel afraid of their partner struggle to identify that they are in danger, or are in an abusive relationship. When people say “my dog is scared of me,” they are likely seeing some of the behaviors or signs listed above and automatically assume that the dog is afraid of them. We saw her online from a rescue that posted cute pictures and a video showing how playful she was. We just got a 14 week old Pug puppy today and he is very sweet, atleast to me. My 2 year old chihuahua is suddenly afraid of Just me and I am at home with her all the time. Help, My Puppy Is Attacking Me! He also used to find other den like areas when the crate wasn’t available like our guest bathroom and the closet. When the puppy came home, my husband and I started working with him on basic behaviors such as sit and leave it. Help! In addition, some breeds of dog may be more likely to be more timid. ... You don’t want to coddle your puppy when he is afraid of something that cannot harm him. We have had Lucy for nearly 6 weeks. She is a 11-week-old rescue pug/mix. She was most likely a breeding ***** at a puppy mill and had been dumped (according to a once-over by the humane society and our family vet). Rating: 3 (2 votes) By Max. Amy Shojai. There are multiple scenarios that could lead to your dog becoming fearful of you. ... I’m the proud parent of a sweet kitty named Paul. For a while it was so bad that he would hide his tail and squeal if he had to get past him. it didn’t help. How can we get him to bond with him? My husband and I adopted a 4 month chihuahua mix puppy. Training Your Puppy Not to Be Afraid. My husband and I breed APBTs (we have a litter of 7, 5 week 2 day old puppies now), and we start to socialize ours as soon as their eyes and ears are open, and they are up … This can lead them to be slow to trust anyone. My puppy seems terrified when I put a collar or harness on her. Thank you, Kristina Harris. My friend just rehomed a puppy who was in a similar situation – living with a human who didn’t have the patience to work with her – seeing pictures of a scared, submissive puppy was truly sad. My dog is suddenly afraid of my husband! She is MY dog. However, if you are concerned that your older puppy or adult dog is showing true aggression, or that they may bite you in a way that causes genuine harm, seek help. it only made her fat. But right after he got neutered he started acting skittish, which has lead to what he is now, afraid of everything. If your new puppy is afraid of people, first teach him that the people he meets are "no big deal" by simply walking past them without interacting (and feeding treats helps too). My dog is too attached to me and afraid of my husband. If you’re still wondering, “why does my dog bite me and not my husband?” and you want to know what you can do to make it stop, here are some solutions you can try: Feed your pet by yourself The first thing you should do so that your pet thinks of you as a dependable leader is to feed him alone. I get scared if I question him on something because I'm worried he will lash out at me. Why is my dog afraid of other dogs? There are various reasons your puppy may be afraid of other dogs, and inadequate socialisation is one of the easiest to manage. Maybe your dog is actually scared of men with beards, men of a certain height, men in uniforms, men in hats or any other number of … Updated: January 20, 2017. There’s a lot to get used to and prepare for, but one thing that often gets overlooked is puppy fear periods. Valerie Pollard | Mon, 04/23/2007 - 16:11. D Gray. Guessing he was about 6 months old at the time. 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