First, as your dog gets older you will see this decrease. Much as you see some children that are clingy to parents or immediate family when young but as they mature they come out of this phase. Now, I would guess that you have a black and red/tan dog, and there are various degrees of genetic/temperament strength in different dogs....so it’s obvious your dog isn’t the Social butterfly, and probably isn’t a candidate for seeing eye dog or police dog....but he/she can grow into a fine family dog. I would take the pup out often for walks on loose leash so the dog can explore smells, sounds, and sights. Do NOT walk puppy on tight leash when approaching new people....just lengthen your distance from the people so the pup can stay on a loose leash.
Also, when on walks and the dog shows fear or insecurities, keep walking and don’t try to talk the dog out of its behavior...instead keep walking and let the pup figure out different aspects of new things/people.
Last edited by cliffson1; 06-03-2019 at 06:59 AM.