A dog owner wrote to The Star via the column of writer Yvette Van Veen. The dog owner has one problem – they recently adopted a doggo from a shelter but because the dog is so fearful, it does not do well around strangers.
– Some dogs are fearful towards strangers.
– One dog owners has this dilemma.
– A dog expert revealed that the best way to help dogs overcome such fear is to…
The new dog owners revealed that the dog is sweet and gentle but when they introduce the dogs to strangers, the dog does not respond. The writer then shared that it is best to let the dog take in new information about strangers from afar. Meaning, if the dog owners are able to point out what’s the most comfortable distance for the dog from the strangers, they should double that in order to help the dog overcome the fear.
Another tip is to use food not as a lure. This means that food should be shown to the dog only if the dog already approaches the stranger. Also, it is best to give breaks in between the exposure as to the doggo and the stranger.
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