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9 month old pom- terrified??

Discussion in 'Dogs - all breeds / types' started by Aly12343, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. Aly12343

    Aly12343 New Member

    We just got a pomeranian puppy about a week ago. She nine, nearly 10 months old and she's very sweet. We bought her from a breeder. The breeder clearly hadnt socialized her much if at all. Sugar is terrified of pretty much everything. The first time I put her leash on to take her to go potty, she freaked out, cowering away and rolling onto her back. I finally trained her that the leash and going outside was fun. And shes become a "velcro dog". She gets upset when I leave for any ammount of time, even to go to the bathroom. She is afraid of everyone in the house other then myself and the other animals. Shes extremely skittish. What should we do??
  2. charmedagain

    charmedagain New Member

    Socialisation is the key, Introduce her to everything and try and make it a game so that she knows there is nothing to worry about.

    Treats are a good way to get them over the fear of things also talking in a soft gentle voice.
    When something scares her talk gently and reassure her its ok. With time she will get over her fears.

    It annoys me when people breed animals and do not socialise them properly or even not at all...

    Sorryi could not be of more help

  3. Mary_NH

    Mary_NH New Member

    obedience classes too might help - the dog will be out and about and it does help with bonding
  4. You may start by introducing her to other family members and then to dogs in the park. Do not let the dog mingle in the park immediately because it can create some sort of a culture shock for the dog.

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