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Old 11-14-2017, 12:25 AM
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Scared puppy

We live in Mauritania, which is in the Sahara desert. We adopted two local puppies, one from a family and one that we took off the street. The local dogs are mixed breed but most have a lot of Azawakh in them. The male dog that we got from the family is very smart, easy to train, but is a real scaredy cat. Our house has a garden and it is surrounded by a tall wall, so the dog, Dobby, canít see outside. He loves being at home with his other dogs friends and his people family, but he HATES going beyond the gate. I take them for walks every day. He whines the whole way and then pulls on the way back. He also barks when people arrive but not too badly, so Iím actually happy about that. Azawakh are guard dogs but for alerting more than attacking. Dobby is not aggressive, heís nervous. Since there can be danger here, Iím happy for him to bark. We donít have parks here and most locals are scared of or donít like dogs, so I canít bring him out to socialize or become more acquainted with the outside world. I can walk him out on our track and a bit around the neighborhood. So, Iím wondering how I should go about helping him with his fear. If anyone has some advice, Iíd be grateful!
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Old 11-14-2017, 02:03 PM
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You might start off by giving him a really good treat of some sort every few minutes when you're walking him. You really want to make the walks a worthwhile experience for him. Make sure nothing bad or scary happens to him though, that can really set you back. Dont push him into anything, and dont make a big deal when he's being a scaredy cat.... Set the example for him, be confident, let him look up to you.
If there are any games he really likes, take him out of your yard somewhere and play with him, that may help too.
Building his confidence is the key here. If he was born that way, then its genetic, and while you can help him deal with his fear, it'll always be there, but you should be able to get him to a point where it doesnt interfere with his daily life so much
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