Attack dog/scared of everything that moves dog, any help?
One of my dogs, a one year old Papillon named Tatiana, is one of the sweetest dogs you will ever meet. She is pretty much scared of other people/dogs/animals, but if she is far enough away she will go into attack dog mode and bark like crazy, and if they bark back she barks more, but if they walk towards her she goes back into scared of everything that moves mode, hides her tail under her legs, and then hides under my legs(which is an issue if we are on a walk) or begs me to pick her up.
Now, she has always been a timid dog. We got her from a dog breeder, and I sensed she did a few things wrong. She kept the puppies in a back room by themselves, with no other animal contact other then Tatiana, and the three other puppies. When we were picking which one we wanted, all of them were playing, but not Tati, she was just sitting there, looking terrified. In the end we picked Tati, even though there were other playful puppies, and the chance that Tati might not ever come out of her shell. Oh, but she did. She runs and plays with our two other dogs, but I have also noticed outside in our backyard, she is never the chaser, but always the chased. But she has lots of fun, and is quite healthy. She does have issues with eye contact, and, like I said, other dogs or animals that are not her playmates at home. She never bites, she never growls when you pick her up from a nap, now I am not sure if this is because she is so kind, or if she sees me as the pack leader. And, also unlike the other dogs, she hates the car, and almost every time she takes a ride in it, may it be to the vet, the park, or the field they like to play in, she vomits. And also, she can spend hours(unless we stop them) with the other dogs, their faces pressed to the glass, barking at our next door neighbor's dog, which is taller then all of them combined.
I just noticed I forgot to put the breed of dog the other two are, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Romeo(two year old, almost three), and a Maltese, Annabelle(almost one year old.)
So, any tips with the issues above? I cant do anything that would hurt her, even slightly(as in pinch collars, so on) I just could not do it.
Last edited by Joshua; 11-18-2009 at 01:30 PM.