One year old that is very timid and frightened very easily
My son rescued a German shepherd (his name is Archer) from a shelter here in Texas. He has had the dog for about 6 months now. When we first got Archer we could tell that he was going to have some issues. I don't know much about the breed but he looked and acted as if he might have come from a home where some abuse occurred. He is very timid, shy, and frightful. He will only interact with my son. He has a very sweet disposition, but we really want to help him enjoy his life a little more...you know?
We are seeking some ways to help him overcome some of his issues (despite being loved and cared for obviously). I know that there has to be some techniques that will help him be more social.
Can any of you point me in the right direction or even offer up some tips?
My son and I welcome and appreciate the advice.