my new little puppy dog

Discussion in 'Dog Behavior Problems' started by debbi892, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. debbi892 New Member

    hi. I am a new puppy owner and i was hoping i could pinch a bit of advice from you. My new puppy seems to be very timid of everything.
    I have had him for two weeks and although he is fine inside with me and my children he is very scared of the kitchen and going outside. This is making it very hard to house train him and i was wondering the best way to get him over his fear. Should i leave him to it or should i keep confronting these fears.
    Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you:dogbiggrin:

  2. sara Moderator

    Lotsa puppies have fears of new things, which need to be addressed gently, not forcefully. Clicker training is a great way to work with the issues. Lure the dog slowly, click and treat for each step into the feared place, once the puppy is all the way in to, say the kitchen, puppy gets a jackpot, then you go out... it wont take long before he's going in and out like a pro!

    Here's a video off the Karen Prior website about an abuse mule being clicked into a feared stall
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  3. debbi892 New Member

    thank you for your help I shall certainly give it a go.:msnhugegrin:

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