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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-29-2011, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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Getting a Fright

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I was talking to a guy who seemed to know what he was about, and mentioed to me that GSD's in particular needed to know how to get over a Fright or Scare early in life to be able to handle things like this better when more grown up.

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It seems like a hard thing to manage, I wouldn't want to give me new pup a complete phobia Heebie Jeebie over something he is frightened by at an early age for no good reason...

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-29-2011, 06:43 PM
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I wonder if he was talking about imprinting and exposing your dog to many situations. I think how quickly they recover from being frightened or startled depends on their nerves and that quite often goes back to breeding. You can expose him to sounds such as pennies in a can and loud/sharp noises. So just keep exposing him to new things and people!
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