The fear stage
Approx. how long does the fear stage last? I believe I'm going through it right now with Akbar, and it aint fun. He's become nervous of things he's never been before. For example, he became jumpy and nervous when a couple of dogs attacked their house windows, before Akbar didn't even look there way. Another example, he gets nervous/jumpy when a loud sound is close, which he never was before. So I strongly believe he's going through a fear stage. I just want to know how long he's going to go through this.
I remember one of Cody's odd fear stages he had back then, he was afraid of black garbage cans, would literally fly away from them if we ever walked near one. That stopped but I can't remember when and he wasn't afraid of them before that behavior suddenly appeared and went away, obviously.
With Akbar, I just ignore him, like he's not there. I read somewhere to keep exposing him to things even while he's going through a fear stage. Is there anything else I should do?
It's been a looong time since I've had to go through a fear stage with one of my dogs, lol.
Akbar 6 years
Isa 10 years