Originally Posted by wolvie1174
Yes he's been checked out and the vet said he is as healthy as can be. They are assuming it's just a submissive things and have suggested your typical solutions but I was hoping to find someone that's has had something similar. They seemed to give me generic tips and ideas
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MaggieRoseLee has a lot of good points and suggestions and they are universally the best way to deal with soft dogs.
On a personal note I am dealing with this in my 19mth old. He had a leg injury and lameness. He became fearful of the male vet who had checked him out twice and manipulated his leg. Ozzy built an immediate association after the first visit that this vet caused him discomfort and by the second follow up he was certain that all men would eat him alive. Bring in the submissive roll over and urination on site.
I cant speak for your circumstance or what may have caused him to behave this way though.
Presently the way I am handling it (Under guidance of my trainer) is to set up many interactions with males where they come up to him and touch him then feed him a treat then walk away. If he rolls over or urinates they walk away with no treat. If this happen then I come in and touch him on his body, treat him and walk away then the man comes back and attempt again. As quickly as he seemed to have learned to be fearful submissive he seems to have almost equally fast learned to be accepting of men again. We will do this for many months still to ensure he doesn't have any other 'scary' encounters that may cause him to revert back again. Not sure if that helps you at all, seems like you have started to do something similar already.
It may be worth considering that he may also be in the middle of a fear period.