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Timid 18 week female Cocker

Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by debbie Whatley, Feb 18, 2021.


  1. debbie Whatley

    debbie Whatley PetForums Newbie

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    Hi
    Our feisty cheeky 18 week cocker is not enjoying going out for walks. When I put my coat on she hides under the table. She loves the back garden but out the front different matter. We socialised her as much as we could (lockdown restrictions) and doesn't appear to be that bothered by traffic, just generally being out!
     
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    Ian246 PetForums VIP

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    Has anything happened when you’ve been out - anything that might have frightened her?
    How is she once she’s actually out?
     
  3. debbie Whatley

    debbie Whatley PetForums Newbie

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    Hello Ian,
    As far as I am aware there have not been any moments that could have caused this. As we walk she is whiney and wants constant reassurance, jumping up at my legs. I reward when she walks nicely and ignore the other, but rewarding then seems to trigger more whinging! She does have a sniff around, but there just isnt the joy of being out that my other dogs had
     
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    She is quite young and it could be that she’s just finding it all a bit overwhelming. Is there anywhere you can take her quite close to home (where there’s a bench, perhaps) where you can sit and give her lots of encouragement (treats if she’ll take them) while you watch the world go by? I’d be looking to try and show her the world isn’t such a big, bad place. A local park would be ideal, perhaps.
     
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