06-28-2014, 01:48 PM
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Arlington, VA
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He's terrified. He's too scared to pee in front of you, too scared to play, so scared all he can do is sleep away the day. More than likely he was trained very harshly and it's left him afraid to move in front of a human.
You need to be patient and kind. Reward any action on his part with a yummy treat. Did he look at you? Treat! Walk one step? Treat! Respond to his name? Treat, treat, treat!
Let go of your expectations and appreciate what he can do. Move forward in tiny steps. Never, everpunish him and if you're getting frustrated, leave. Every interaction with you needs to be happy and rewarding.