07-25-2019, 03:09 PM
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| | Help with my rescue dog
Hi guys! I recently just found a young dog on my way to work one morning and now he is very attached to me, already. He's a jack russell terrier mix and they suspect he is not even a year old yet. We also think he has been abused. He is scared of his own shadow, but he is very sweet and such a good dog! He doesn't chew on anything, house trained, relatively calm, great manners, and very friendly once he warms up to you.
My question is, how do I get him comfortable playing with toys and to feel safe around my roommate? He will kick things around and play with him, but he will not put anything in his mouth. I'm not sure if he thinks he's going to get in trouble or what. I want him to feel comfortable playing with toys because I'm a young college student and while I have classes during the day I want him to be able to play with his toys if he wants to. My roommate likes him a lot and has never been mean to him, but he will shy away from her and cower if she gets close to him. She is currently trying to "ignore him" and let him come up to greet her, so I will keep you updated if that works or not. I just wondered if anyone else had any ideas on what to do.
Thanks! (Also I'm a first time dog mom, but have tons of experience with them as I grew up with them my whole life, but if anyone has any other tips or suggestions on anything else, please feel free to let me know