I struggle getting Ziggy's attention when she is scared and don't really know anymore what to do to get her focused on me. Here are two examples that happend yesterday.
We went for a walk early in the morning (it was still dark). On the other side of the road was a woman jogging wearing a dark blue suit and a white bandana (or something like that). Ziggy looked, froze and stared in the direction of the woman. At that point she already didn't respond to me anymore. Then suddenly her tail went under her belly, ears and head down, hackle raised and pulling home. She was scared and was trying to get home. The second example happend yesterday afternoon. We went for a walk when it started pouring down. Ziggy isn't to keen on water and she didn't like the rain (it was like taking a shower). She was scared and was pulling like a maniac on the lead and not responding to me. As soon as the pouring rain stopped she was fine again.
When this happens it is hard to control her and like a said hard to get her attention. Once I have it it is usally OK and I can calm her down but it takes fairly long to get her attention.
So any advice and/or suggestions on how to get her attention quickly would be much appreciated