Avoidance by puppy

by Linda Tayon
(Grovespring, Mo. 65662, U.S.)

I have a 8month female pyre who is extremely stubborn and willful. She hates to be messed with except to be loved on. My cat scratched her in the eye and now I have to keep cleaning her eye. Because of this she runs from me. I even have a hard time getting her to come in and eat. What can I do?

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by: Donna

You need to start working with her. Make being near you a good thing always. Obviously, she doesn't like her eye being done but you need to work up to that. Start by sitting on the floor and throwing her a treat. When she finally comes nearer to you, have the treat in your hand and tell her she can take it. You need to make a positive connection with her.

Get her used to you putting your fingers in her mouth, in her eyes, running your hands over her body, picking up her feet etc. For example, touch her paw, give her a treat when she lets you. Figure out what you want from your dog and work in layers towards that. Treat for whatever small steps you take with her and she gives you.

Pyrs are independent thinkers. They were bred that way so they could look after their livestock without human intervention. You need to be patient and work with her with consistency, patience and patience.

Here is a good blog:

https://susangarrettdogagility.com/2018/12/6-keys-to-shaping-behaviour/?utm_source=facebook-page&utm_medium=share&utm_term=blog-shaping-behaviour&utm_content=&utm_campaign=awareness-dog-training

There is also the free dog training workshop. https://www.facebook.com/groups/freedogtrainingworkshop/?ref=bookmarks

And, you can also bring in a positive reinforcement trainer to help you work with her.

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