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Old 12-05-2013, 09:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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He's adorible. But he sounds like he has a crippling problem. You have some choices to make. I think that there are some links on here for help with shy dogs. You will need to build your puppy's confidence and possibley manage his environment carefully. A puppy that is this fearful is a candidate for being very reactive down the line, so you will want to get him out and about, around other people and dogs. At the same time, you want him to trust you completely, so you do not want to overwhelm him.

He seems to like his toys. Maybe he has some play drive you can build on.
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