@raisedbyshepard - great advice. Any activity in particular you would recommend for fun @ home confidence building? We do try to limit the NO so that life in general is good and we take notice of good behavior even if not asked for. I often remind my self he is just a baby, so no we are not harsh. It's good to know we should not force anything uncomfortable onto him, thanks for pointing that out.I will continue to build his trust in his family.
@NancyJ - just people coming to our home, which has been fine. I agree that people need to be just part of the world and back ground noise. I know as an adult he will not get the same puppy response lol, so might as well teach him to indifferent now. Thanks for offering the relief, im actually less worried now
Guess I need confidence building to so ty
@wolfy dog - right to the point thanks. Commands, play equal confidence and leadership. I agree that people need to respect my space and my puppy. I will take your advice. Like I said above. I actually did not consider off leash training and play. I will certainly start now. It's a goal for us, we want a dog who can be off leash and trusted, we love to hike and camp. Apex loves water so off leash fun in the water would be great 50' line is a pain!
Yes no dog parks. Puppy class will be his dog intro, I actually don't know anyone with a dog unfortunately.
@ksotto333 I do need to relax lol, my brain is on overload! Thank you
I'm sure none of my tags work, hopefully you all get the message I appreciate your input. All solid advice. Going to kick back a week and play some games off leash and on, take all the advice and try again soon. Thanks again