Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Coral Gables, Florida
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I called the trainer who trained me to train Dorie, my CGC/therapy dog. She suggested more of what I was already doing. A little history about my Belle. This girl is 5 and came from a breeder who needed to find a home for an adult dog, she was crated most of her life. I am trying to get her "out of her shell". At first I was babying her, until she began to trust my entire family she prefers to keep away from everyone else. Now it's long walks around the lake at the university where we sit on the bench and watch the people and ducks. I just wish she'd enjoy the outings more. Belle is a foster dog and I am working with her so she's less traumatized when people come to visit, she has to learn that from now on she's getting a taste of the good life. It's like she get's in a trance when fear takes over and she just gets low to the ground and shakes, or else just hides. As I said she loves my family and our dogs but still keeps at a distance around my friends. I think I'll call the behaviorist today.
With love from Coral Gables, FL
Last edited by Gableshavs; 02-26-2008 at 05:27 AM.