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      Can you walk him without greeting people? Bear loves people but he prefers to make the decision to approach them. Until he gets over this, if he has to interact with people offer him a very high value treat for positive interactions.

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      Quote Originally Posted by SunDance View Post
      Two months ago, people weren't wearing heavy winter clothes and head coverings.

      And those girls might have been exhibiting too much energy...happy energy associated with petting the cute little dog...and coming at him with hands outstretched (and possibly high pitched voices) . That's scary. To this day, people have to approach Danny a lot slower than they do his mother, especially kids, or he'll shy away. (for Sunnie, kids can do no wrong...but neither she nor Dan like high energy/activity dogs)

      None of this poses a big concern for me with my two and my advice for Archie is to let him associate coats/etc. with people he already knows and let the issue with other folks pass as he ages (unless, of course, he gets worse). If he has an issue with high energy...unless that will pose a problem for him in the future based on things you have planned...is to let him know that you're there if he wants to get behind your legs. Don't make a fuss about it, just let it happen, but tell him "it's just (choose your word)" in a normal tone of voice. Let him know you're not freaked. I have to do this with sounds (it's just noise) and dogs that are jogging with their humans (he's just running).
      Well my kid is very high energy and is always in his face. Archie never showed a sign of aggression with that. He doesn't always like it though and I can see that. But never aggressive.


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      Quote Originally Posted by annkie View Post
      Well my kid is very high energy and is always in his face. Archie never showed a sign of aggression with that. He doesn't always like it though and I can see that. But never aggressive.


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      That's good. But your son is family...he knows that energy isn't going to end up hurting him. With strangers...or even lesser-seen regular people...you never know. But mine don't even like it (they shy away) when I move around fast (housework or just going from room to room if I'm in a hurry), so...??? Neither of mine have ever had an aggressive reaction to anything other than other dogs (and even that is just barking sometimes...though that has gotten better with time...not going for them).

      OK...I just Googled. The breed temperament is one of a soft, sensitive dog...reserved with strangers. You have what you're "supposed" to have in Archie.

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      I would assume a fear period and avoid the triggers for a month or two. If you see someone, cross the street BEFORE the dog shows signs of stress. Walk like you have places to go, people to see, all business, which will help avoid strangers asking to pet your dog. If someone follows you or comes up to you, put your hand out as if to say "stop" and tell them you are in a training session and the dog cannot be interrupted, but thanks for asking. Don't try to work through it at the moment, just avoid it for now. See how things go. If you are still having issues in a month or two, talk to your trainer.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Labradorks View Post
      I would assume a fear period and avoid the triggers for a month or two. If you see someone, cross the street BEFORE the dog shows signs of stress. Walk like you have places to go, people to see, all business, which will help avoid strangers asking to pet your dog. If someone follows you or comes up to you, put your hand out as if to say "stop" and tell them you are in a training session and the dog cannot be interrupted, but thanks for asking. Don't try to work through it at the moment, just avoid it for now. See how things go. If you are still having issues in a month or two, talk to your trainer.
      So i actually did this yesterday. There was a man going down his driveway. We crossed the street. Archie was staring at him with perked ears from across the street. His tail was down. I just kept walking. And he was over it. So not too bad. He didn't cling to me which is a good sign.


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