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Hey gang!

Need some advice here. I have a 2 yr old rescue chi...she's been with me for a little over a month now and is still very shy around my bf--especially when I am not around.
The thing is - the first few days I had her at home, he and I were on the same footing...in other words, he could pick her up, bring her on the couch/bed, etc.....and so could I.

Well, since then she has decided that I am her favourite and now when he tries to pick her up - she shies away. He can only scratch her a bit under the chin when she is on the floor. (he can pet her though, when I bring her up on the couch...but you can tell she is always looking at me, wanting to be with me instead).

Someone told me -to have him do all the good stuff...feed her, walk her, treats, etc. Which we have tried to do but b/c we do not live together - it isn't all the time. Also, I have been trying to introduce her to a variety of people/place so she overcomes her shyness...and she HAS improved but she is still shy with him, which is weird cuz they see each other almost every day!

Any more tips on how to show Flea that my guy is a good fellah?
 

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Thanks Gang!

Hey guys! Thanks for the great advice! Yes, Flea is slowly warming up to him...but it's taking time. The playing on the ground thing is a great idea as are the treats that are exclusive to Scott (greenies are her fave). We have also decided that when we are on the couch (she always comes to me to pick her up)....HE will be the 'elevator'...not me. And I think it's working!

Unfortunately, I know nothing about her past except she came from a backyard breeder, has had 2 litters by c-sec. and is used to living w/ small dogs. Howev,er we have discovered she IS afraid of anyone who wears a hood...which I'm sure stems from something in her past. Perhaps the person who took the puppies from her crate was a male with a hood...who knows.
 
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