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Scared of children

Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by Paddypaws22, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. Paddypaws22

    Paddypaws22 PetForums Newbie

    Jan 13, 2011
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    I need help with my 7 month old miniature schnauzer, he is scared of children. He has been socialised with my niece and nephew (3 and 7) and they come on weekly walks with us but he had developed a fear. He doesn’t like children to touch him and barks at them if they run or jump.
    He hasn’t had a bad experience with children so I don’t know where this has come from.

    I have started to get my niece to sit with me and feed him treats and he does take them from her.

    Has anyone got anymore suggestions to help with this problem?
  2. ClaireandDaisy

    ClaireandDaisy PetForums VIP

    Jul 4, 2010
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    I don`t blame him! They worry me and I work with them. ;)
    I would ask the children to ignore him. Then he will gain confidence round them. If you push it, he will become convinced there is a problem.
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