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PostSubject: Very fearful husky   Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:03 am

I have a 6mth husky that I've had since he was 2mths old and he have always been very scared of people. To the point when if we're on a walk and he sees someone approaching he will try to run the other way and try to get out his collar. Even when were at home and i have company over he will stay in his crate until everyone leaves. He's also don't do well with kids. How can I get him to be more acceptable of other people??
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PostSubject: Re: Very fearful husky   Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:17 pm

Socialization and treats. When people come to the house have some kind of yummy special treat your guests can give him to help build his trust with them. Have your guests get down on his level is they are willing. Many people like to bend or stoop over animals to pet them and that doesn't help fearful animals. Have anyone willing to crouch down closer to his level to pet him and treat him. You can also try to get him to play with you while others are in the room to help take his mind off the guests and loosen up a little. Another option is doggy daycare. Going some place where there are other dogs to play with that aren't bothered by people will help him see that there isn't anything to be fearful of and help build his confidence. If other dogs are interested in the humans there it will most likely rub off on him and pique his curiosity.

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