No eye contact either!msvette2u said:Wow and in the time it took to type that up, someone confirmed that!
BTW I TOOK IN (my rescue) a fearful Bloodhound/Poodle mix that someone deliberately bred uke icon: and she was like that. Drove me insane. The only thing I knew to do was leash her as I described. Do not let her off the leash, even in the house, until this behavior stops. I'd still go for puppy classes, if possible, however!
I agree with the suggestion to feed a little at a time - BY HAND. Also, I was told to put a ball in their food bowl (tennis ball sized ball).. that way they gotta work to get to the food and it takes them longer to eat... so they're not soffing it down.LuvaBULL said:One more thing.. I'm not sure if I can get to it tonight, but I am going to post some videos of Nala's behavior, so hopefully you guys can help me evaluate her problem and get a better idea of what she needs.
I have also mentioned to some other members, but have not written about here... that she is not doing well health-wise. She is so nervous that she wolfs down her food really fast (like in less than a minute), then she vomits because she practically swallows it all whole. She does eat the vomit (gross)... but yet she still seems to be losing weight. I feed her much more than she actually needs because her bones are showing, but she just isn't thriving.
Maybe she has worms again... I don't know. I just wish I knew what to do with this pup.
I am of the belief that a STRONG dog does not need alot of socialiaztion.....their genetics is all they need in order to be a tempermentally superior animal.And really, she has had no socialization. The only time she's out in public is at the vet's office. I'm always reading in here that they don't NEED socialization, they only need you. I don't know... I just feel like such a huge failure.
I agree with this one - a strong dog is a strong dog and a timid dog, usually stays a timid dog - even with alot of work.Lisa said:I am of the belief that a STRONG dog does not need alot of socialiaztion.....their genetics is all they need in order to be a tempermentally superior animal.And really, she has had no socialization. The only time she's out in public is at the vet's office. I'm always reading in here that they don't NEED socialization, they only need you. I don't know... I just feel like such a huge failure.
I am of the belief that through much conditioning and exposure i.e. "socialization" a dog mediocre in temperament, can be made stronger.
I am of the belief that a weak dog, no matter how much help (conditioning, exposure, socialiation) will never be a strong dog...perhaps with ALOT of work, mediocre at best, but even that is a stretch...you can only do what is within the paramaters of the dogs genetics.
One thing I would not do is force Nala to greet strangers. That could actually make her worse. If you are determined to try and help her you could try motivational style obeidence (hand feeding their meals during ob sessions works great). You can do this while in the presence of people but do not force her to meet them.