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Zoe1

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well maybe that book is for people
who are not naturally good with their dogs

I dont know any dogs I like currently
I was thinking of past examples

x x x
 
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My friend had a fear of German Shepherd dogs that used to leave her frozen and unable to move when she saw one. When I got a German Shepherd puppy, we made sure she was involved with the dog from the word go - handling the nine week old pup and building a bond with the small ball of fur. Of course, the dog grew - but the gradual increase is barely perceptible when you see a puppy daily. By the time my dog reached maturity, my friend had a strong bond with a huge and somewhat intimidating-sized dog and it removed her fear of German Shepherds.

As I said in a previous post - going to puppy socialising groups is a great way to build your confidence. Some of the pups grow to twice their size over a matter of weeks and you'll suddenly find you are confidently walking around a field and patting big dogs without realising. :hug:
 
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thankyou Lunar that is a lovely story that I can imagine ...

I looked up puppy socialising groups in my area
and it seems to be all about training the dogs
rather than introducing them to people

:hug:
 
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thankyou Lunar that is a lovely story that I can imagine ...

I looked up puppy socialising groups in my area
and it seems to be all about training the dogs
rather than introducing them to people

:hug:
Training dogs might be the answer! It's fun and challenging and teaches you patience and understanding. I'd opt for a training course over cuddling sessions if you truly want to understand dog behaviors.
 
Lunar Lady

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thankyou Lunar that is a lovely story that I can imagine ...

I looked up puppy socialising groups in my area
and it seems to be all about training the dogs
rather than introducing them to people

:hug:
If you find an established dog training school, they often host 'puppy romps' on the weekends where people let their pups play together and romp in a field off lead. They might not be advertised, so if there is a permanent-based trainer - give them a call.

Vets often run these groups too, as 'puppy parties'.

Hope you can find something Zoe. xxx
 
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