The Agility Rocks! Moderator
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Bushkill, PA (The Poconos!)
I think you are over thinking this. Her entire life just was 100% changed, through no fault of her own, so she is now just trying to hang onto something that SEEMS safe and secure, you.
I'd act normal to all the dogs/kids. But I would also change MY life for awhile with the addition of this new dog. Making sure I take the car rides to exercise and socialize her. Have her allow herself to open up to the world you are in by going out into it. So she'll learn that you are important and fun but so are other things in life.
Any chance you can go to some type of fun dog classes for a bit? Great EASY way to work on getting the normal leadership role for her, having you get more confident in what a great dog you have, and getting her away from all the things that are freaking YOU out so you can calm down and just enjoy being with her.
MACH3 Bretta Lee Wildhaus MXG MJG MXF MFB TQX HIT CGC TC
Glory B Wildhaus AX, AXJ, XF
plus Miss Osin Blue Wildhaus
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