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Old 11-12-2012, 06:17 AM
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Well I went and picked up Taz tonight and brought him home. He's a little bit shy I don't think he's had much socializing Charlie of course just wants to play and poor Taz is a little nervous about being in a new home with nobody he knows poor little guy just doesn't know what to think. I I put him in a nice big crate for a little bit when he first got here so he could look around a bit without getting bugged by Charlie and then about an hour later i opened the crate and put Charlie in the kitchen and put up the babygate so that Taz can explore a bit without being to over whelmed Taz is 2 years old and comes from a very nice home Taz is one of her dogs puppy's apparently. I hope its going to work out ok Taz is very scared of new people so I think its going to take a while to win his trust. If I get to close to him for his comfort he pees I don't know why he's like he is its quite sad I'm wondering if Taz might have been adopted out at some point and then returned to them because their other 2 dogs aren't like Taz at all They are very out going and friendly
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:29 PM
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Ahhh i'm sure he'll settle down with your TLC.
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:40 PM
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Give him some space for awhile. As for the wetting, try not to 'loom' over him or look directly at him for awhile. Eye contact is a threat in some dogs eyes. That's why sometimes you hear of dogs biting someone's face. Ten to one, they were staring at the dog. Now not to say your family pet will take it this way, but a stray dog, or a very nervous new dog may. Give him lots of time, and he'll be fine.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:36 PM
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Yes, it just sounds like he's scared and needs to get comfortable with his new surroundings. Congrats on the new addition!!


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Old 11-12-2012, 05:54 PM
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I think he will adjust with time and patience. Congrats!!


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I talked to the lady I got him from this morning because Taz is terrified of people its very sad to watch. Apparently when he was a baby the people that she got him from had very small children that were not taught about how to be nice to small animals and Taz was totally traumatized She said when they first got him it took him weeks to come around. he's fine with Charlie and the cats but is afraid to come to close to me he's a little better this morning than he was last night. he actually took a couple small pieces of roasted chicken from my hand very nicely this morning mind you he was under a kitchen chair and I had to go to him he would not come to me. I figure sooner or later he will realize good things come from this person and deem me worthy or at least I'm hoping. He is not going to be the kind of dog thats ever going to be a social butterfly. I feel bad for him and I think that the people I got him from didn't do much to help him to overcome his fear so its going to be a long road to get him to be happy and except people again I think there solution was to put him in a kennel when there where other people when around which probably made him feel safe but it didn't do anything to help him to overcome his fear of people. He's also very tiny he weighs about the same as Charlie, Charlie weighs about 3 lb 6oz and this little guy is just a bit smaller than him so maybe just under 3 lbs he's a beautiful little fellow but he's got baggage. His owner did say if I didn't want him I could bring him back, I don't know what to do. I'm going to need allot of advice from experienced Chi owners if I do keep him. Charlie and him get along well so thats one plus as I did want to get him a friend and they really do like each other. What do you all think should I give this little guy a try or send him back.
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Jaxx was very afraid when we first got him. I am not sure if he had a previous owner and was returned to the breeder but from his behavior we could tell something had happened to him before we got him and I suspect it was from a man because it takes him a lot longer to warm up to men.

After Jaxx got used to us and our home we started introducing him to new things and people. The first time we walked by a man on a riding lawn mower you would think that the man was trying to kill Jaxx because he tried running away so fast and was yelping like he was being hurt.

Over time though Jaxx has gotten used to new sounds and new people. It took a lot of patience and persistence and lots of treats! When he was really scared I carried treats anytime I went outside just in case we saw people so they could give him a treat. I also let him decide. If he didn't want to go up to someone I didn't make him.

Jaxx still takes time to get used to people but he has come a long way. He still does his little thing with new people that he will run up to them pat the ground like he wants to play and then run away (and then usually runs back to them and starts over) but that is not as often as it used to be.

My best advice would be give him his space right now. I think Jaxx stayed in his bed for the first couple of days we had him. We let him come to us if he wanted too but we did not pressure him to sit on our laps or anything. After he has gotten used to your home and family then start exposing him to new things and especially loud noises. I bet my neighbors thought I was crazy banging around the house trying to get Jaxx used to noises.

Jaxx's crate was very useful too. We didn't put him in it anytime except for night time but we made sure he had it available and open to him in case he wanted some alone time. He still runs to his crate if he gets scared but that is usually only when the vacuum cleaner is being run.

When anyone comes in our home now Jaxx doesn't bark or anything but he does try to play with everyone who enters the house now.

Show him lots of love, patience, and consistency. He will come around and be a great addition to your family. Good luck!
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I hope things work out with Taz...sounds like he just needs to get some confidence around humans. some dogs do respond rather quickly when they realize that all they are being offered is love and security, but others may take quite some time to become that confident....of course you have to make the final decision as it is your home and you that has to deal with all of the angst in the household ..
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