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post #5 of (permalink) Old 03-05-2014, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Cassidy's Mom View Post
Not usually a good idea. Overwhelming her with scary experiences is only going to make things worse, not better. Your puppy is a month older than in this article, but I think it still applies: Two Misunderstandings About Dog Socialization | Robin Bennett
I think I need a new trainer, then. The one I've been working with told me that if I left when Loki was afraid of something, it would just create a worse reaction/anxiety like situation next time she approached/was in that situation.

I'm glad I went with my guts, and posted now... Makes me wonder what else she's been wrong about.

Pretty much I've messed all of this up for her so far, huh? I feel so bad now. I've had dogs who lived anxiety ridden lives, and I just don't want that for her. Thanks for your replies guys.
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