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Old 10-31-2016, 10:45 PM
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Incredibly scared rescue dog - advice?

Hi there - I just got a 9 month old red tick coon hound. He was found chained to a fence with his sister, was moved from Tennessee to NYC, lived in 1 foster home, and is now with me, separated from his sister. He refuses to go outside - we took him out this morning and he just tried to find shelter and run into bushes or just sit down on the sidewalk, pulled super hard on the leash - he was terrified. He's actually been eating well, which his foster parents said he wouldn't do from time to time, but after that walk this morning I tried to take him off the couch again to even bring him to the bedroom or outside and he clawed into the couch and tried to run from my grip he was so scared.

I just feel so bad - everything I am reading says to give him his space, not push anything, and also not baby him (as that rewards the fear), but he only went poop this morning and barely went pee, and now he hasn't gone since then. I'm sure he needs to go, but I don't want to traumatize him too much?! Please help, I feel so bad and sort of lost and I just want to make sure I am doing everything right! Also, I just got him last night so today was my first day.
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Old 10-31-2016, 11:15 PM
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My friend, it sounds like you got yourself into a situation - a dog that is shut down due to fear and most likely created by human. People have spent months and years trying to bring a dog like that out of it's shell -- but there is a better way. Don't push the dog, you'll be chasing your own tail and likely make it worse.

A dog will trust another dog very quickly - but it has to be the right dog. Do you have friends with dogs or even acquaintances? Female dog would be preferable but another male would do. What I would do asap is invite a friend over that has a good, balanced dog and let the dogs meet. I usually recommend dogs meeting on neutral turf outside the home, but it won't happen in your situation. If your dog takes to the other dog or shows the least bit of interest, you have something to work with. If they don't get along, try another dog.

If you can find the right dog that gets along with yours - watch the magic happen. Bring the dog over as often as you can. Another dog should be able to gain trust quickly, and in turn, allow your dog to build trust with you. Interact with the other dog - I guarantee, your dog will be watching.
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thank you!
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thank you!
Would you mind posting updates for the group? I'd love to hear how your dog fares.

Best of luck to you
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absolutely! i'm thinking he just needs some time, and i also hear that i should work on desensitizing him and also get a no force trainer that has experience in this sort of area. but, yes, will update!
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