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Hi All.

I need any suggestions and help with Pixie. She is soooo nervous of everything. I mean everything! I dont feel she is a typical 9 week old pup. I have read the 7 rule, but wondered if anyone could add anything further.

I have been involving her in lots of everyday things, i have taken her out when i walk billy and vern (in my lil doggy bag). When I put the hoover round this morning, she climbed up the bars in her crate to get away from it, bless her.

She has yet to come any further than the kitchen on her own. She does play and things like that, she is interested in whats going on around her just not really into things like Billy was.

Has anyone else ever delt with this kind of thing?

Oh also she dosent curl up on your knee like billy does, she would rather lay next to you. I just dont think she has had to deal with much yet, but i would reallu love for her to grow up into a well rounded lil girl if you know what i mean.

The breeder kept the pups in a pen in her lounge, I'm wondering if thats where they were left all the time.

Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

Thanks everyone xx
 

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Maybe she wasnt socialised properly as a puppy. Im sorry i cant really help my puppies are always condifent little cheeky buggers lol. Erm maybe just leaving her to roam with Billy & Vernon whilst supervised of course then she'll learn she can do pretty much what she likes and doesnt need to be worried about anything? Hope this helps - if it does :S lolx
 

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Just take her to (unpopulated dog areas) and get her used to sites and sounds. Make sure you reward her and give her lots of praise when she ventures out or does something that she wouldnt normally do. She is still very young so be patient with her although do not coddle her and make sure you are not nervous as she can feed off of that ;-)
 

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I hate to say, but it really could be her personality. The Chi I first brought home (last year) Kip, was terribly shy. Partly personality, partly lack of socialization... When I saw him last, he was coming out of his shell as long as he was with other dogs. Jerry is fairly outgoing, as long as he is standing near me or Tabitha :) Tabitha, on the other hand, will seek out new people, new territory, new anything. With love and a whole lot of patience, you can probably bring Pixie out more but, just like people, she will generally stay true to her nature.
 

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I hate to say, but it really could be her personality. The Chi I first brought home (last year) Kip, was terribly shy. Partly personality, partly lack of socialization... When I saw him last, he was coming out of his shell as long as he was with other dogs. Jerry is fairly outgoing, as long as he is standing near me or Tabitha :) Tabitha, on the other hand, will seek out new people, new territory, new anything. With love and a whole lot of patience, you can probably bring Pixie out more but, just like people, she will generally stay true to her nature.
I agree with Jerry's Mom. Could also be something that happened with the littermates. I was told that Joey was shunned by his litter after a few weeks, not sure exactly why they would do that, but he has always been very timid and fearful of new things... Having the other guys around now helps a bit because he will see them interacting or playing with something and won't fear it as much. As mentioned by others, I would just keep doing what you are doing and try to expose her to as much as you can, but there's a possibility that she may always be a bit on the timid side. Hopefully having the others around will help with it some...
 

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sorry to hear that she's shy rache, my harry is a nervous wreck, scared of everything, don't know why, always socialised and walked, brandy is fine and tulula seems to be fine. sometimes it's just the way they are, people are the same
 

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Comet is about 9 weeks and he is so curious and playful. We took him to petco yesterday and he just loved everything about it! meeting other dogs..he went right up to dogs much much bigger than him and loved having people pet him. I think that it could quite possibly be Pixie's character and who she is. We had Ferbie for a week and he was 7 months old and it would take 20 minutes of me sitting on the floor before he would let me touch him. But as soon as we gave him back to the breeder we bought him from, he went crazy and was happy. That's when we traded and got Comet!! :) but just keep trying and exposing her to new things, she's young and might come out of her shell! Good luck!!
 

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Thanks everyone.

I think you could be right. I think she might just be a timid little thing. I took her with us on our walk again today and she stood up over the side of her bag the whole time watching what was going on.

There seems to be no nastyness in her, my baby got hold of her today ( i was there) and was picking her up and pixie was kind of just going with it. She didnt like it much but wasnt nasty towards Izzy or anything so I was pleased about that.

I will just keep doing what I'm doing, we are booked in at the vets for some puppy partys and once she has had her next jab i will start taking her to ring craft classes.

Where i live is a nice small village and so hopefully she will get used to seeing familar faces and dogs that should help to.

I take Billy almost everywhere i go so i will her to. Its just shes so small, I'm scared of her getting hurt. I'm sure it will be fine!

Thanks so much everyone. x
 

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now that everyones mentioned that it could be her personality - i think they could be right. it isnt a bad thing. Jet is really timid and hates loud noises, really busy environments like town centres etc but he loves people. if he is on a walk he will run up to strangers and want to be stroked. he would have never done this if i didnt take him on walks everyday and to classes etc as he was a really timid shy pup, just like your describing pixie.
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Comet is about 9 weeks and he is so curious and playful. We took him to petco yesterday and he just loved everything about it! meeting other dogs..he went right up to dogs much much bigger than him and loved having people pet him. I think that it could quite possibly be Pixie's character and who she is. We had Ferbie for a week and he was 7 months old and it would take 20 minutes of me sitting on the floor before he would let me touch him. But as soon as we gave him back to the breeder we bought him from, he went crazy and was happy. That's when we traded and got Comet!! :) but just keep trying and exposing her to new things, she's young and might come out of her shell! Good luck!!
Keep in mind that places like Petco/Petsmart, dog parks, vets office (grounds), etc... are dangerous for an unvaccinated puppy. He needs to have the full series of vaccinations before being around dogs that you are not positive are vaccinated. Those highly dog populated areas and those strange dogs are dangerous to a puppy. Parvo is the number one killer of puppies :-(
 

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I just gave her some food and then come back to the pc, a few mins later i heard her bark like something scared her so went into the kitchen and she came straight to me, tail wagging, i picked her up and she was all excited tail going mad and licking my face! Thats the first time she has been like that. I think she will come round in time! bless her, shes so sweet!
 

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Keep in mind that places like Petco/Petsmart, dog parks, vets office (grounds), etc... are dangerous for an unvaccinated puppy. He needs to have the full series of vaccinations before being around dogs that you are not positive are vaccinated. Those highly dog populated areas and those strange dogs are dangerous to a puppy. Parvo is the number one killer of puppies :-(
i havent been anywhere like that with pixie yet. When i go for a walk she is in her bag, never on the floor. She is to precious to risk getting poorly. x
 

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I just gave her some food and then come back to the pc, a few mins later i heard her bark like something scared her so went into the kitchen and she came straight to me, tail wagging, i picked her up and she was all excited tail going mad and licking my face! Thats the first time she has been like that. I think she will come round in time! bless her, shes so sweet!
Thats good!
she probably will just come out of her shell in time!
 

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Daisy was like this to the extreme she pooed when i first got her in the kitchen, it took 2 weeks now she has balls and goes everywhere with me. It just takes time, just introduce her to everyone x
 
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