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Thread: Making Progress............slowly YAY!

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    Default Making Progress............slowly YAY!

    As you all may know Bailey has been scared of men since she was a young pup as we had a guy living with us when she was young. I think he may have given her a boot or two

    Anyway this is something I have been working on for a really really long time! and mostly to no avail.

    When approached by a male (especially larger men) she immediately cowers, hackles up, growls and pulls backwards on the lead in an attempt to escape!

    I have been using praise, "NO", treats etc to teach her that she is able to approach men and they her without being in any danger. Its been a very slow progress.

    Well last night I took Bailey to the kennels with me (as I have been every night, since staying with mum) and she met a new male.

    Well............She immediately growled, hackled up (no cowering or attempt at escape) I gave a deep firm NO. The bloke sat on the ground and held his hand out and told her in a calm voice that he wont hurt her. IT ONLY TOOK TWO MINUTES! and she was ALL OVER him! lol.......sitting on his lap, licking his hands etc etc.

    I am so gobsmacked! VERY VERY VERY PROUD OF MY BABY GIRL!


    We are finally making some headway! Persistence and time but we are getting there.

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    Congrats Judge, must be pleasing to see the hard work pay off.

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    Here is one thing the males can do too.

    They crouch down...turn their side to her and head away and smack their lips. I KNOW this sounds idiotic, but in doggy language it means...I don't want to hurt you...I come in peace!

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    Thanks Dorte....Il try that too!

    believe it or not but it actually doesnt sound idiotic at all!

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