Dog Training Tips : How to Help Your Dog Overcome Fears
Hi this is Ronny William with Expert Village.
I am going to be talking about a dog that
has any kind of fear. Take this dog for instance.
I had this dog for about a month and realized
he had an extreme fear of people. If you yelled
at him or raised your voice, he would pee
on himself. We have been able to get over
that by giving him some confidence. Basically,
a dog that is scared and tucking his tail
between his legs or anything like that has
low self esteem. We have to do things which
will increase self esteem. With this dog,
we began, by exposing him to people and dogs.
We would take him to the dog park. We would
take him on walks with other dogs. We would
have parties at the house and as importantly,
would take him to parties at friends houses
and allow him to interact with tons of people.
When we first started, he would be crouched
on the floor with the tail between the legs,
scared for his life. A month later, he would
walk into a house confident, with his tail
where it should be and just have fun playing
and being social like a normal dog should.
Another thing that we did at the dog parks,
where they have hills, tunnels and things
like that, was create a challenge for him
by allowing him to run up on a hill or go
through a tunnel where he didn’t exactly know
where it was leading. When he accomplishes
those things, it seems simple to us, but for
him it’s a big step in building his confidence.
The main thing would be, whatever he’s afraid
of, make him face that.