Puppy TERRIFIED Of Other Dogs
I just created this account, so sorry if this is in the wrong topic. Pretty sure I got it right though. Anyhow, I have a 14 week old female DDR Shepherd (we’ve had her for 6 weeks). She’s been doing great on training, and even took her into the city to get used to noises, etc. Nothing bothers her, not even huge trucks and buses. But she’s terrified of other dogs. I’m obviously not a professional trainer, and this is my first shepherd, so I need help. We have a dachshund, so it’s not like she isn’t used to other dogs. And she hasn’t ever had any traumatic experiences with other dogs. If I new what the issue was, I could help her. But I don’t know what to do. The other day I was walking her and a lab came up to her and just smelt her and just stood there. But she was doing that blood curdling scream that dogs make when they’re utterly terrified. She also tried to hide under a chair when a dog just walked by with it’s owner. I don’t try to protect her cause I’ve read that it can make them feel it’s ok to be scared. But I do stay calm hoping she will stay calm as well and feel that. But nothing seems to work. We would bring her to dog parks to introduce her to other dogs, but she’s not fully vaccinated yet. And all of our friends dogs aren’t well trained and if they get over excited, they could make things worse. Any thoughts?