Struggling with a shy or fearful dog?

In this episode, I share expert tips and personal experience on this topic as a dog trainer and vet tech. I discuss the reasons behind a dog’s fearfulness, such as genetic predisposition and lack of socialization, and provide eight tips to build their confidence. I also share my personal journey with my dog, Rowdy, who despite his reputable breeding, was a shy and fearful puppy. I was on the verge of returning him to the breeder, but instead, I chose to help him build his confidence.

Join me to learn more about:

  • A story about my shy dog, Rowdy
  • Reasons behind a dog’s fearfulness including genetic predisposition and lack of socialization
  • Eight tips to build a shy or fearful dog’s confidence
  • How to identify and protect your dog from triggers
  • Tips for reading your dogs body language
  • Trainer’s Choice: Six tips to help dogs cope with the holiday season

Understanding the reasons behind a dog’s fearfulness and implementing the right strategies can help them become more confident. Remember, every dog deserves to feel safe, loved, and confident.

Thank you for taking the time to help your dog become a more well-mannered mutt! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive more training tips, canine wellness advice and fun activities for dogs and their owners!

If you have questions about today’s episode, or if there’s a topic you want to learn more about, come connect with me on Facebook and Instagram at mannersformutts. If you enjoyed this podcast, head over to Apple Podcasts and leave a review – I’d love to hear what’s been helpful for you and your canine friends. Talk to you next time!

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