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Hey everyone,
We are back again lol we keep leaving and coming back but heeeyyyyyy

Question we have a westie who is 11 and recently adopted a shih tzu who is 4-5 and of course we have our Chi shadow.

shadow is ok with him playing little growling but we correct her.

my qustion i why is out shih tzu nucks scared of our westie jessie? he won't go near her or if she goes over looking to play with him tail wagging and everything he runs away?

anyone know why this happens and anything we can do to help them be friends?
Jessie starts crying when Nucks runs away as she just wants to be friends? :):):):)
 

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I would start with the new dog in a kennel and have the scared dog in the room with him but at a distance that the scared dog is feeling comfortable. Every time the scared dog looks at the new dog reward with a treat. Do this over a series of days. slowly moving closer to the kennel as the scared dog is ok with it. Carry treats with you and if you see them interact calmly give them both a treat. Soon the scared dog will learn that the new dog means yummy things happen and is actually a good thing and not something to be afraid of.
 

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Hey its the new dog that's scared of our older dog, we have been praising Nucky when he looks at Jess or lets her near we are like boy best boy!

We had play dates and stuff etc before we took him, but we needed to take him asap due to his situation his old owner my brother his son has allergy's and they couldn't keep him. So we didn't have enough time to have pay dates ec.

Should we bump up the praise and use treats?
 

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Hey its the new dog that's scared of our older dog, we have been praising Nucky when he looks at Jess or lets her near we are like boy best boy!

We had play dates and stuff etc before we took him, but we needed to take him asap due to his situation his old owner my brother his son has allergy's and they couldn't keep him. So we didn't have enough time to have pay dates ec.

Should we bump up the praise and use treats?

Most defiantly.

Now having said that do these training sessions in short spurts other wise just ignore them they will work it out themselves.

Ex: have a 10 minute exercise where you treat the scared dog for looking at the other dog. At the end of 10 minutes say 'all done' (or what ever marks the end of training) then go do what you do and let them run together they will work it out. I did that with my GSD and my Pom. they get along great now.


Also remember you don't like everyone you meet. dogs don't have to like everyone they meet. But I do expect them to live peaceably in the house. which means if they want to avoid the other dog that's fine but I better not hear any fights.
 

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Most defiantly.

Now having said that do these training sessions in short spurts other wise just ignore them they will work it out themselves.

Ex: have a 10 minute exercise where you treat the scared dog for looking at the other dog. At the end of 10 minutes say 'all done' (or what ever marks the end of training) then go do what you do and let them run together they will work it out. I did that with my GSD and my Pom. they get along great now.


Also remember you don't like everyone you meet. dogs don't have to like everyone they meet. But I do expect them to live peaceably in the house. which means if they want to avoid the other dog that's fine but I better not hear any fights.


Oh thank you very much will definitely try this method of training.
Nucky (the scared dog) just stays away from Jess and avoids her. He will take a good sniff if she is not looking or asleep and also when they are getting a treats he will stand next to her quite close so he's just being odd I think and needs to settle in.
 
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