Hi, I am hoping to get advice about my little Phebe my BB. She is sweet and has bonded with me one on one and is skiddish with others. She was a breed bitch for her life then in Kennle with other dogs last winter.4 yrs old, maybe 8 pounds. Fixed and mature she seems not to know how to play or be interested in much activity except going for a walk. She is smart and has trained me that she will come with joy and grinning if I let her off leash for a little wondering. Her previous owner is a very nice lady but she wasn't doing much with the dogs other then breeding and leash training. I seem to be unable to get her to play. She isn't very puppyish.
I did start a "find it" game with treats. She is clever and dosen,t act like she can do anything. till she does. She is disintrested in performing even when I get happy and praise her ALOT. She will waver and try to leave or look away. Now I want to take the treats and get her to lay and sit on command?
We are just getting bonded and she was very nervous and scared when I got her. Now I am "the one" and she seems to know to listen and be with only me.
Next week I will start a doggy park trip to let her have some social time in the dog park.
OK I could talk all day about my new friend but playing and happy exchange are missing. I hope she warms up to me and I can find fun for her to have.
Thanks for listening and I am happy to have found this site.