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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-01-2019, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
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Shy puppy

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I recently got a 13 week white shepherd who is fantastic, only issues i have with her is she is scared of the crate and wont go near it might be because i had her shipped from a different province so that probably plays a role but the other thing that is driving me insane is she is so shy with strangers when they come over to a point she will just go hide behind our couch and sleeps she wont greet them or try to smell them. With dogs when she bark at them and then go and smell them and run back to me. We have her enrolled in puppy classes starting in the next 2 weeks to help with her socializing.

Has anyone dealt with a shy puppy and what did you do to help with the human part?

Thank you and heres the puppy tax.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-01-2019, 05:36 PM
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Tell visitors to ignore her and let her decide when to investigate.Arm your visitors with little bags of tasty treats that they can drop on the floor as they walk near her.No talking or touching unless she relaxes and wants to interact.

Google *crate games* for ideas to make the crate a place she wants to be.Maybe put her food and water in there during the day when you're there so she can go in and out.
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follow Dogma's Advice and be careful with that puppy class. If it is just a free-for-all it may not be the best thing. If it is a slightly structured class it might be a very good thing. Either way be patient and let the pup go to things on his own., If it goes to hide, don't coddle him with a lot of "poor baby". Do encourage small engagements.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-01-2019, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
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So i had my uncle come over, i gave him treats to give her she took them and still ended up barking at him. Its just with males with females she doesn't this issue she’ll go up to them wag her tail and do the excitement pee on the floor.
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