• Amused
  • Angry
  • Annoyed
  • Awesome
  • Bemused
  • Cool
  • Crazy
  • Crying
  • Drunk
  • Geeky
  • Grumpy
  • Happy
  • Hungry
  • Innocent
  • Sad
  • Secret
  • Shy
  • Tired
  • Results 1 to 9 of 9

    Thread: scared

    1. #1
      House Broken
      janika28's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Illinois
      Posts
      92
      Thanked: 4

      scared

      We have had Maggie for 7 days and she will not walk down our hallway or go near the hallway. I have tried carrying her down and then putting her down to show her there is nothing to be afraid of and she just makes a beeline back down the hall to the living room. Throwing her toys down the hall don't work either. Any suggestions? Nothing is in the hallway either for her to be afraid of. Its all clear and it has the same carpet as the living room.

    2. #2
      Senior Dog
      Meeps83's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Wisconsin
      Posts
      1,837
      Thanked: 980
      Maybe she can smell something in there? It's only been a week. Don't force her and praise her every time she even looks down that hallway. I think eventually her curiosity will get the best of her and she'll venture down there.

    3. The Following User Says Thank You to Meeps83 For This Useful Post:

      ZRabbits (05-31-2014)

    4. #3
      House Broken
      Maggie's Mom's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      PA
      Posts
      226
      Thanked: 131
      I agree with what meeps83 has said, don't force it, carry her for now if you need to. Is the hallway more dark than other parts of the house? You could also try putting some treats in the hallway and praising her whenever she goes to them. You could start the treats at the beginning of the hallway and work back further over time.

    5. The Following User Says Thank You to Maggie's Mom For This Useful Post:

      ZRabbits (05-31-2014)

    6. #4
      Senior Dog
      WhoopsaDaisy's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Georgia
      Posts
      1,234
      Thanked: 695
      When I first got Daisy (she was 7 mos) she was scared of stairs. She would not go down them for anything. Then one day it just stopped being scary.
      Katie and Aric (7/1/17) Hidden Content
      Whoops-a-Daisy B. 1-26-13 Gotcha 8-25-13
      Jett B 8-17-17, Gotcha 10-7-17




      “Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.”
      —Hidden Content (author,Hidden Content )

    7. The Following User Says Thank You to WhoopsaDaisy For This Useful Post:

      ZRabbits (05-31-2014)

    8. #5
      Senior Dog
      ZRabbits's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      New Jersey
      Posts
      1,502
      Thanked: 357
      Agree, don't force it. I think it takes time for a pup, or even an older dog, just arriving to get to know it's surroundings. Too much I think at once, might bring on fear reactions. I think in time that hallway will be no problem. Maggie's just getting used to or even still exploring the living room.

      KAZ

    9. #6
      Puppy
      severin's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Berlin
      Posts
      5
      Thanked: 1
      I think the right moment will come automatically. Don't force it.

    10. #7
      House Broken
      janika28's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Illinois
      Posts
      92
      Thanked: 4
      Thank YOu everyone. I will just take time and not rush it.

    11. #8
      House Broken
      Lauranj's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      NJ
      Posts
      145
      Thanked: 154
      I would put a leash on the dog, take them outside, get them very energized and then run back into the house with them and still running , run down the hallway. Lots of praise, treat, build up the energy again and then after running here or there in the house, head back down the hallway. I would do it over and over until there was no more fear.

      I do not think it is healthy for a dog to get stuck in fear. I want my dogs to trust me, to follow me where I go, not to stop, plant feet and refuse because of fear. I want a well adjusted, balanced dog.

    12. The Following User Says Thank You to Lauranj For This Useful Post:

      ZRabbits (06-08-2014)

    13. #9
      Best Friend Retriever
      Happy
       
      Polly Pipkin's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      BC
      Posts
      594
      Thanked: 189
      Has Maggie overcome her fear of the hallway now? I hope she has!
      Hidden Content Katy & Polly

      Hidden Content

      Duchess Jan. 31, 2000 - Dec. 18, 2011, Always in our hearts

    14. The Following User Says Thank You to Polly Pipkin For This Useful Post:

      ZRabbits (06-08-2014)

    Quick Reply Quick Reply

     



    Not a Member of the Labrador Retriever Chat Forums Yet?
    Register for Free and Share Your Labrador Retriever Photos

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •