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Old 12-30-2013, 11:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by gsdsar View Post
Give him time. His entire world has been turned upside down.

Set a schedule, make rules, and stick to it. Do not try to bribe him out, but tossing really really yummy treats as you walk around. He will start following you for the yummy ness that falls from your being

Some people may point you to a 2 week shutdown. I have never used that, but a quick google search should find lots of articles.

Take him on walks, tether him to you, teach him what expected.

And be very very patient.

Congrats on adopting.

PS- noticed the name, are you a Coheed and Cambria fan?

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I think this is great advice!

I have had a couple of foster dogs who behaved in a similar fashion. I just took it easy with them and did almost exactly what gsdsar suggested and they turned out to be great, well-adjusted dogs! (NOTE: I have also never done a two week shut down for a new foster dog).

Thank you for rescuing. And, again, what you are witnessing is really not that uncommon with a new rescue dog. Focus on building trust and confidence with your new dog and you will be rewarded with a great dog/companion!

Wishing you all the best! Keep us updated on how things are going!

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