Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Orange County, CA
I'd also stop doing group obedience classes, and avoid any other situations that causes him to shut down like that. He isn't getting anything out of the class except for being put in a situation he's scared of over and over. If he dislikes dogs or dislikes the class setting, there's no need to try to make him like it.
There are many dogs who will never like dogs, but are wonderful companions, and that's totally okay! If he is happy at home with you, on walks, and can function normally in everyday settings without reacting or causing trouble, then that's a good life for him. People often think that ALL dogs must play with other dogs in order to be happy- they don't.
While they might not always be right, and you might not always agree, you can still find lessons to be learned from just about everyone.
Last edited by LancerandRara; 10-05-2017 at 12:55 AM.