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Hi, just wandering if anyone has any ideas how to get her more confident when shes not at home. when she is at home she is fine and doesnt get scared but when i bring her to work if i take her out the front on the grass she gets scared and shakes. any ideas thanks.Also she is 12 weeks old now so only still young.
 

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The more you take he out, the more she'll become acclimated to all these new sights, sounds and smells she encounters. She may always be a "skittish" dog, but as she gets older and is introduced to new things she should get better. :)
 

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thank you , when she gets scared i just pick her up & bring her back inside or somtimes leave her there for a few minutes and just try and see if she gets better. but when shes at home she loves it out the back. she gets her next needles this week then ill try taking her to other places to get use too new places.
 

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I know!!! it hard but when she starts freaking out just ignore her....She will she that you are confident and she will chill out.....BTW she is an absolute DOLL!!!!!oxoxoxoxo
 

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Jedda said:

thank you , when she gets scared i just pick her up & bring her back inside or somtimes leave her there for a few minutes and just try and see if she gets better. but when shes at home she loves it out the back. she gets her next needles this week then ill try taking her to other places to get use too new places.
Disclaimer: I'm not an expert :wink: BUT, If I were you, I wouldn't pick her up when she's scared, coddling her could make it worse. Also when you say, " I just leave her there for a few minutes", are you staying there with her? She should be near you, so that she can pick up on your calm energy. If you become anxious for her, she will pick up on that. Just be calm, and she should calm down, too. She is so adorably cute. I just love her.
Is she your first dog?
 

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By picking her up and taking her inside when she is scared, you're reinforcing her response. Just ignore whatever is scaring her and continue on your walk. If you stop and coddle and say "Shhh...it's ok" that's actually making it worse. I know it's hard, bacause that's what all what to do to make our "babies" feel better.
 

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I agree with everyones responses. Don't pick her up, just let her get used to it on her own and be confident, calm, and assertative.
 

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The last few posts are spot on :wink:
 

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thank you all for your help. i will try as you all say. also when i leave her out there for a few minutes i am still with her. i do have another dog she is a maltese terrier. thanks again everyone.
 
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