Puppies Exhibit Fear When Confronted With Unfamiliar People, Animals, Or Situations
Puppies show fear when confronted with unfamiliar people, animals, or situations. This normal emotion is a protective mechanism that causes the dog to either fight or flee the danger. There are steps you can take to help with some of your dog's fears. It's helpful for training purposes if you can identify a specific fear. Puppies may react fearfully to unfamiliar animals, meeting children, or introducing babies. Some northern breeds like Siberian huskies, as well as larger breeds like German shepherds and Labrador retrievers, are more prone to noise phobias. The best way to prevent fear is to start trusting at an early age by showing pups a variety of positive new experiences. Dogs who are shy can benefit from interactive play sessions. Nothing building canine confidence is like being praised for doing something well. . . .