Shy Dogs

Shy Dogs

Different kinds of shy. Some dogs are afraid of new people—or categories of people, like men or children. Some dogs are afraid of meeting people for the first time, but warm up eventually. Other dogs are afraid of new situations like visiting a friend’s house for a...
PHYSICAL & MENTAL EXERCISE

PHYSICAL & MENTAL EXERCISE

Mom, I’m bored Dogs are a lot like children. If you don’t give them something fun to do, they will make their own fun—and often not in ways you approve of.Give your dog plenty of physical and mental exercise, and you get a happier, healthier, better-behaved dog....
DESENSITIZATION

DESENSITIZATION

Or how to change a dog’s bad feeling about something. What is it? Desensitization is the process of changing a dog’s association with an object, animal, or person from something scary to something safe. It works by exposing the dog to the scary thing a little at a...