Originally Posted by Quill
'Course I have, Edie will usually do anything for a treat! She's too scared to take treats whilst she's being carried though, even bits of cheese can't tempt her.
I know she'll probably be okay with it in time, and to be honest I don't plan on carrying her at all if I can help it - it's only because she can't walk outside for another ten days, and I wanted to get her used to meeting other people as soon as possible.
A treat, in this case, isn't meant to be an instant fix. I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss it as a solution.
It's something you have to work up to, if you want it to have any effect. Give her the most high value treat you can when you're squatting down to pick her up. When she's OK with that, start treating her when you put her on your lap while you're in a squat. When that starts working, treat her as you're beginning to stand. Etcetera. The point being that you cut the whole process back to BEFORE she starts to freak out, and begin the treating from there, slowly getting her used to each stage of the process.