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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-27-2008, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
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how to increase confidence in foster

As of today, I am fostering a 1-year-old Lab mix who is very sweet but also very unsure in his new surroundings. Is there some way to build his confidence or will it simply come with time? So far I have been giving him lots of treats, and we took a long walk when he first arrived this evening. Any other ideas?

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Re: how to increase confidence in foster

If he likes to play ball or tug, that might help as well. Something fun to spend time together I think will increase his confidence. Classes are also a good thing to do as well, if you can

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Re: how to increase confidence in foster

It sounds to me like you will have no significant problems. I have noticed that sometimes it takes a new dog in the house a few days to adjust. But walking, play and kindness go a long way.
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Re: how to increase confidence in foster

He is doing much better today! Bouncy, happy and chasing a ball. Also eating well and drinking plenty of water. He goes to the vet on Monday. Thanks everyone!

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Bella — 4 year old black Lab mix
Jaga — 4 year old GSD, CGC, TDI
Hollandia vom Landholz (Holly) — 2 year old GSD, CGC, NNDDA SAR (land cadaver)
Oliver — crazy cat
Jake — ball python
and the fishies

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