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So your little pup is afraid of your husband and other dogs?
Have you given him a temperament test?
A temperament test can kind of give you a gauge to go by as to what the dog will grow up to be like, fearful, alfa, et.
This is what I would do first because he may be scared at this age but it could be due to being in a new place. When did you get him?
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When you train fearful dogs you have to be very careful not to reward them at a time they are acting scared or you are actually rewarding the scared behavior so then the dog begins to get worse over time
If you are looking for an outgoing dog who is well rounded then you want one who actually investigates what is going on around it, not one that is shy or fearful
With this pup you will have some work ahead of you getting him used to being around new things
Okay I may have missed something here, maybe part of your question did not come through. I sounded like he was afraid of other dogs and your husband
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Okay thank you. What you may have is a dog that is not self assured , a fear aggressive type dog that usually takes to one person in the family and if felt backed into a corner by another animal or person will bite
It does not sound like this one is the personality you are looking for. Where did you find this breeder?
Well if he is uncomfortable around humans and people but is fine and inquisitive when nothing is there to make him fearful such as investigating the yard , he is still a fearful dog but just at the moment nothing is a threat to him
He seems a bit old to be suddenly placed, generally breeders have a waiting line of people wanting their pups
Was he 5 months old when you got him?
Yes that is my feeling. But I can only go by what you are telling me and I would still give him a temperament test.
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I am glad to hear that Deborah. If you decide to get another puppy in the future I would suggest you give it a temperament test to be sure you do not get one that is scared..
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