Dog Forum banner

afraid

  1. Need help with a terrified adopted dog

    Introductions
    Hi, my name is Peggy and a month ago we adopted a 4-year old lab mixed with a smaller dog. The adoption center said she was shy but she actually is terrified, especially with big dogs who will cause her to go into panic mode. She is more afraid of men than of women. In the month that we have...
  2. My dog is suddenly afraid of my face randomly. What do I do?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    So, I have a year and a half old short haired chihuahua. She's a good kid, and is surprisingly easy to learn commands and such. She's always been extremely friendly towards me. Two days ago when I woke up, I found her roaming around, so I scooped down and wanted to kiss her forehead like I've...
  3. My dog growls and backs away from my father but not me

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My rottweiler is 7 years old and has been living with us all his life and just as recently as today, My father would call him over and he would reach his hand out to pet him and the dog will just start growling at him and slowly backing away like he is some kind of stranger or something. He even...
  4. My New Rescue Won't Go For a Walk

    New Additions
    Hello! I need some advice for my new rescue. I've had him for a week now. The first few days, he was ok with going for walks once or twice a day and also went out in my backyard to go potty. Now, for the last few days, he refuses to go out the front door and will only go out in the back. To get...
  5. After 2 years, dog still doesn't like me!

    Introductions
    We are seeking help with a dog (female standard Poodle) that has still not adjusted to me after 2 years. It is my girlfriend's dog, and even after 2 years of dating the dog is still deathly afraid of me. I have always been good with animals, I'm usually the one that will have a dog licking my...
  6. Small dog nipped 4 humans.. Have been reading but still need help!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Before I give the details, I want to mention that I've read from other sources but would like direct advice based on the specific factors I will outline below. I would also thank you in advance if you're willing to read through this post all the way. I know it's a lot of text but I'm attempting...
  7. Can't leave puppy alone

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I'm having trouble with my sammie puppy Ellie I've taken time off during the summer to be with her for the first couple of months whilst she's still so young but i feel i'm doing everything wrong when it comes to her training This is quite a list so i hope you'll bear with me First of all i...
  8. Puppy afraid of cars...suggestions!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi all. My puppy is a shelter puppy around 9 months old now (we have had her for three months). I am having a hard time walking her as she is afraid of cars and if another dog barks REALLY loud, she freaks out and turns around to try to go the other way. She just stops when a car passes and sits...
  9. My puppy is terrified of cutting out mats

    Dog Grooming
    My puppy is almost 8 months old, and he has long fluffy white fur. We try to brush him everyday, but he still has a few (tight) mats/knots. We've been cutting them out because they are just too dense to brush out, plus we don't want the brushing to be painful. To prevent the knots, we want to...
  10. Our dog is VERY afraid of ceiling fans

    Dog Training and Behavior
    We have a beautiful eight year old Border Collie that we rescued seven years ago. He had a lot of quirks that I am sure come from his less than beautiful childhood. One of his quirks is that he is deathly afraid of ceiling fans- even if they are not on . If we are on a walk and he sees one in...
  11. Afraid of cooked Lamb?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    So I have a Border Collie / Australian Shepherd mix. On Thanksgiving (5 days ago) everything was normal, up until I was sitting in my room, and suddenly my dog (Abby) came running and jumped on my lap on my chair. I didn't think TOO much of it, except for the fact that she just kinda seemed...
  12. Scaredy Cat

    Puppy Help
    My puppy Bentley is scared of multiple things like our Swiffer, vacuum cleaner, and vents. I am not really concerned about the vacuum or Swiffer because I can put him outside when it comes time to use them and everything will be fine. But, the vents are what concern me. Most of our heating vents...
  13. Sudden Fear of Being in the House

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi, I have 2 Pekingese. One (Amber) is 10 years old and I got her from a breeder. My other one (Ginger) is the one I'm writing about today. I adopted Ginger from the Humane Society a little over 3 years ago. She was rescued by the Humane Society from a puppy mill where she was used to...
  14. Is trying to calm down dogs through gentleness when they are nervous/afraid bad?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi guys, this is more about curiosity, but I wonder is it really true that we should not give affection when a dog is afraid/nervous, as we would be nurturing that state and intensify it? In the past, I've always tried stuffs like doing a calm and gentle low noise like "shhh" when...
Top