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My son & daughterinlaw have 2 dogs. The younger one a female

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My son & daughterinlaw have 2 dogs . The younger one a female lab is scared of me. I'm 5' 9" I weigh 145 lbs . What could be the problem. She is the sweetest little thing , I'm pretty much thpe only one she is afraid of. Please help
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Christi Belew replied 3 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** and I am happy to assist you and Lexie. I'd like to get a few more questions to better assess the situation.

1. Has Lexie had formal obedience training?

2. Have there been any situations where you accidentally startled or injured her?

3. What exactly does she do? Cower from you, not come up to you, growl?

Thank you, ***** ***** forward to helping you

Expert:  Christi Belew replied 3 months ago.

I will be signing off in about 30 minutes, but your reply will notify my phone. I may not be able to get back to you immediately, but I do try to check in once a day.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Hello Dr. Christi,
1) Lexie has had obedience training
2) To my knowledge I haven't accidentally startled or injured her.
3)she doesn't come up to me.when she see's me she stays back.she never growls at me though.My son's trainer said I should approach Lexie with a treat.( I've tried that,she doesn't except them).
One other note ---Lexie was gotten from a rescue when she was 10 weeks old.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Please send me a response by email, if you don't have a chance to call me.( I answered the 3 questions you asked).Thank you, Mike
Expert:  Christi Belew replied 3 months ago.

I apologize, I only have a quick break at work, so I cannot take a call at this moment.

I have several really great handouts on people phobias, behavior modification and desensitizing that I will send over. I am also happy to call when I get off work to discuss further. I am central time zone and leave between 6:30 and 7:30.

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