Fear of people

by Mark Simmons
(Maynardville TN.)

My wife and I bought a Pyrenees at 8 months old, and from day one has been afraid of people especially men. we have tried sitting close to him and talk in a kind voice hoping he would get use to us but has not change. He will not come to us at all unless he is with our female Pyrenees then sometime he will allow my wife to pet him. And if he gets loose he stays on our property (3 Acres ) then he will not come at all, and we have to kind of "herd" him until he runs back into the field that we have fenced off. Any advice on how to help him listen and not to be afraid of us?

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Jun 11, 2018
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by: Donna

How long have you had him? If only a short period of time, it will take awhile. It sounds like he never had the proper socialization and handling by many many different people.

It will take him awhile to trust you. You can't force it.

Do not let him loose on your property until he learns to trust you. Make sure he has a huge crate in your home in which he can stay in for 'safety'. Just talk to him and tell him what a good boy he is. Throw him some treats now, and, again while talking to him.

If you have had him a few weeks, you can start to walk him a bit. This means down your driveway and let him look around. If he wants to turn back to the house, let him go back in the house. Everything on his own time. Gradually work up to half way down the block and so on.

Let him come to you, don't you go to him unless you have to feed or water him.

Sit with your side/back to him and talk to him. He'll come around eventually. You cannot force the issue. Again, it's all about learning the routine and him gaining your trust.

Have a positive-reinforcement trainer come into help you learn to how to work with him.

Oct 26, 2018
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my dog
by: Anonymous

my dog was,amazing but I trained her from a puppy very smart as she got older is like she knew what I wS thinking.she was nervous bit I treated her
like a big kid babied her andaughter it payed off she was a amazing dog.I miss her she was so smart and kids she always slept with them even if it took her out of her toutine.my husband is a vet so she was a good thing for him.

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