1. Behavior modification for timid dogs




1. Behavior modification for timid dogs

Generally speaking, this dog is overly reactive and unstable, overly sensitive to its surroundings, and susceptible to mood swings, sometimes excited, sometimes surprised. If someone throws a heavy object next to it or just shakes a towel in front of it, it will feel scared, frightened and want to bark. In severe cases, it will even be afraid to run away, even if it can be completely trusted. If you encounter this kind of dog, you should first build confidence and mutual trust, and then conduct desensitization training to enhance stability. The so-called desensitization training is to reduce its sensitivity, change the habitual environment, and train what it is afraid of. For example, if a dog is afraid of thunder, it can record the sound of thunder and play it often to make it go from fear and rejection to habit and acceptance. Its emotions can also be stabilized by touch.

Suitable for ages 2-5 months

[Training Objective] To allow timid and insecure dogs to adapt to their surroundings and build confidence.

Training equipment food, toys and treats, the dog is afraid

[Training steps]

1. Desensitization training is designed to reduce the sensitivity of something the dog is afraid of. The training method is presented as an example of a sound that the dog is afraid of. The dog owner can follow this principle to train the dog to fear anything. The training method is:Ask the dog owner to use a tape recorder to record the sound that scares the dog.

2. Play while the dog is eating. At first, it is mostly quiet and away from the dog. Distance and volume control is based on what the dog can tolerate and eat the dog not eating means too much stimulation.

3. Slowly close the distance and amplify the volume, but still in a way that the dog can eat.

4. Do consistent practice with daily meals and keep praising the dog until the dog can eat alone at the sound.

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When you have time, cuddle your dog and let them feel a gentle touch. Build your dog’s confidence and trust between you and your dog. Do not give any punishment that will make him more and more timid. Most importantly, he must be trained through positive rewards, encouragement and rewards at all times, which can exaggerate sound and action.


2. Correct the dog’s barking and biting out of fear




2. Correcting dogs that bark and bite out of fear

Although dogs that bark and bite because of aggression may look like aggression, the reasons for such aggressive bites are different and require different methods of correction. Dogs that bark out of fear are more sensitive than aggressive animals and prefer to curl up behind their owner’s legs. This problem is usually caused by a lack of individual communication in the animal, but it can also be genetic.

Suitable for ages 2-5 months

[Training Objective] Dogs that are prone to fearful barking have learned to distrust humans from their own experiences. Let the dog learn to trust humans to avoid barking and biting when they are afraid.

Long leash, collar, toys, snacks

[Training steps]

1. A dog that barks out of fear can be complicated. He may curl up close to his owner and wag his tail submissively, but he may lurch forward suddenly when startled. Dogs with this problem often lack confidence. Reinforcing your prestige in training will only lead to the dog losing more and more confidence.

2. You can ask your friend for help. Of course, a professional dog trainer is better, and training should be done slowly and carefully. Do not feed him before each exercise and put on a long leash. Your friend should walk a long way with the food.

3. Have your friend or dog trainer put the treat in the palm of your hand and have the dog walk over to it. Have your friend not talk to him, but kneel on his knees with his back to the dog and avoid eye contact.

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 of the exercise a few times, then have your friend turn around slightly and repeat a few times. At the same time, you should have food in your palm. At this point, your friend is still unable to make eye contact with the dog.

After a few days of successful training, you can move on to the next phase of training. Repeat steps 2 and 3 with your friend still on his knees, but this time facing the dog to feed him.

6. Let your dog go to your friend. At this point, your friend should remain still and face him, but avoid eye contact, backing up as you feed him. If the dog still shows fear at this stage, return to the previous stage and repeat the previous training.

7. When the dog comes to your friend, you should give him a treat, praise him, and pet him. At this point, your friend should still avoid eye contact, but you can whisper and talk to you. It may take a few weeks to reach this stage.

8. You pet the dog and let your friend feed it. Once he is not afraid of this practice, your friend can feed him while petting the dog. Repeat the exercise several times to make a small change. Your friend should still avoid eye contact with the dog and pet it to feed it.

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Critical safety distances. Every animal has an invisible safety zone. A dog that is prone to fearful barking is not sensitive to objects that intrude into its zone. Don’t reinforce. When you approach a dog, if it barks at you, you should stop and not look at it. Slowly walk behind the dog until it is no longer afraid. Do not reinforce the dog’s behavior by saying, “That’s good, he’ll think you’re praising his barking behavior. Body language. By lowering your body height, you can also reduce the threat to a scared dog. Don’t stare at it. Avoid eye contact with a scared dog. Approach it slowly. A nervous dog should be approached quietly. Do not move quickly and talk loudly. Walk around after it has stabilized. Keep smiling. Relax your facial expressions, a smile can help a scared dog relax. Do not approach suddenly. Walking suddenly toward a dog that is prone to fear it brings stress.


III. Let timid dogs play games with children




III. Let timid dogs and children play games

Know that the person in charge will also enjoy playing games with a well-trained, obedient dog because such a dog will respond to their commands. Increase your child’s sense of responsibility by telling him that dogs need protection and care, too, and letting him do the work that your child can do. Dogs have children with them, it is like having a good companion who is not afraid of tiredness and a happier dog life. Don’t care about the look of a dog coming home dirty after playing. When you see them get tired of sleeping with each other, you’ll know what a happy life is!

Suitable for ages 2-5 months

[Training goal] To get the dog and child to communicate properly and have fun together.

Collar, long leash, toys, snacks

[Training steps]

1. A dog can become very alert when a child throws a retrieval toy. A well-trained dog will do this only when commanded. Play training for finding objects is best done by adults. Children can only participate if the dog knows exactly how to do so.

2. Children receive toys retrieved by the dog under adult supervision. All coexistence activities with the dog should be supervised by an adult before the child begins to play and before he can understand how to play with and control the dog.

3. When a child takes a toy, he can reward his dog with a treat. By playing games, your dog will learn that children have the right to live in a pack too. He will also learn to play with children.

4. The dog must know that all the toys belong to the owner, even if the owner is a small child. At the end of the game, the child should let the dog fully see this process as he puts the toy back in the toy basket. Doing so reinforces the child’s position in the dog’s eyes.

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. The first good impression is important. Let the child who is meeting the dog for the first time sit on it, give the dog some snacks, and let the dog ask the child’s little hand to get to know the little owner. After getting to know each other, teach them how to play with the toy and show the child how to treat the dog gently. If the dog goes crazy, have the child leave immediately and end the game. If you want your dog to be interested in humans and everyone to love him, he needs to spend more time than other dogs. For example, if he plays with other dogs for 5 minutes, the owner needs to play with the dog for at least 15 minutes. This can also train the dog’s courage.


IV. Getting timid dogs used to human touch

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IV. Getting a timid dog used to human affection

Humans like to express their feelings through touch, hugs and handshakes, but dogs don’t, so get them used to getting them used to the human way of expressing affection from a young age! Dogs start gently touching him from a very young age so he will like human hands, setting the stage for combing his hair and accepting the touch of strangers, and so we can get him checked out by the vet smoothly should he get sick. All dog lovers will assume your dog is docile and can’t help but touch him, so your dog should get used to that instead of attacking human hands, so start training now!

Suitable for ages 0-2 months

[Training Objective] To get the dog used to being touched, laying the foundation for later grooming, accepting touch from strangers, and veterinary medical examinations.

Collars, toys, snacks

[Training steps]

1. When first getting your dog’s baby used to being petted, the movements must be gentle. The owner can sit on the floor and let the baby dog lie on his lap. Once he is still, gradually touch him, first along his back, then try to touch his front paws, then his belly, hind legs, and tail. When it trusts you completely, you can try to pet it on the rump.

2. Every dog and baby has very sensitive areas. When you touch it, it will squirm or otherwise resist. At this point, you can use food to get his attention and gently touch his sensitive areas until he adapts.

3. Wipe your body with a towel and start slowly so as not to irritate it into biting the towel. At first, you can only wipe part of it, then let it move and slowly extend the time. If he bites the towel, grab the collar to stop him and move the towel to the back where he can’t see it.

If your baby dog gets used to >petting, try picking it up and giving treats to get its attention.

5. When picking up your baby dog, cradle his chest and forelegs with one hand so he doesn’t move around, and hold his hips with the other hand. If the dog struggles when you pick it up, don’t stand too fast. It feels like you would feel uncomfortable working too fast in an elevator. Once your feet are off the ground, try holding him in your arms so he’ll feel safe! >

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At first, try to maintain the same height as your baby dog so that he can stand or lie down naturally. Don’t push too hard when holding him. Food and soft talking can distract him from being nervous. If you find a sensitive area, slow down before it accepts it. Practice more often, at least once a day.

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