Can't Stop Touching Her Eyes
Join Date: May 2006
I agree with Kendalle - you should take her to puppy/dog training classes. She will be around other dogs and it will also make her more confident. Our Frank is a nut and I am sure he would be a nervous wreck of a dog if I hadn't taken him to puppy class. I took him almost every weekend and sometimes during the week for his first year. He knew everything that was being taught but it was good for him socially. It also encouraged other puppy parents seeing how good Frank was.
I have not kept up on the training but whenever I decide he's being a little too bad and start up he falls right back in. He's 7 now.
I am sad to say that he doesn't really like other dogs now. I would have never stopped taking him but he had hurt his hip and had to get an operation. It took a long time for his injury (not dog class related) to resolve and in that time he got "grumpy". A few years back I brought him around some well behaved dogs and he bullied them a little and showed them he was dominate - and they being females let him believe he was. I think that he could be retrained to play nicely - and your little girl is young enough she should not have too much of a problem. Try and see if there is a small sized dog class so that the puppies are her size or smaller - at least at first - then move up to larger dogs.
It is a lot of work but it is extremely rewarding.
And I hope your husband is doing well.
Tyler - kitty
Oscar - water turtle
Bean - kitty
Frankie - dachshund
Belle - dachshund
Oliver - bunny
Ophelia - bunny
Penelope - bunny
Teddy - bunny -ok I have given up on 4 of a kind and am willing to settle for 2 pairs.
8 fishes - RIP Little Guy and Greta
and Tabatha - October 11, 2006 - rest in peace our sweet angel bunny