Features January 2015 Issue

What To Do When Your Dog Is Afraid  Of Everyone – Even You!

Dr. Sharp took this picture of Trill on the dog’s first day in her home. Trill’s distrust and apprehension is evident in her indirect eye contact and tense, withdrawn posture. She’s as wedged as tightly into the corner as she can be; she’s even curled her front paws inward.

What To Do When Your Dog Is Afraid Of Everyone – Even You!

There is a certain class of fearful dogs – those who are so afraid they don’t even trust the people who are trying to help them. These dogs can come from the streets, puppy mills, or someone’s backyard. Choosing to work with, foster, or live with a dog who is afraid of people is choosing to embark on a powerful journey. The ups and downs can be emotionally challenging, but the rewards of building a mutual trust where none existed can be an amazing experience.

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