i just got a pup we rescued from a really mean guy. But now we cant go near him. He's trained to go outside but still pe

He seems very afraid of men and lately when i try to pick him up, he's starting to try to bite. but when I go to work my neighbors sat he howls so loud it sounds like someone is killing him. i have some check on him cuz I work 10 hour days, but he seems to be getting worse

Asked by Member 1163508 on Apr 5th 2013 in Adoption & Rescue
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Jax (earned her wings 5/30/12)

How long have you had him? What breed is he? Do you know how old he is? If you've only has him a short time, it will take some time for him to trust you, since you said he was abused. Try feeding him lots of yummy treats. Use something he would die for. They quickest way to a dog's heart is through their stomach. As for him howling, he's probably lonely and scared. Everything is new to him. Does he have toys? Try giving him a "Kong" (toy) filled with peanut butter. You can freeze it so it takes him longer to eat the filling. Good for you for rescuing him. You are kind. Patience is going to be your friend with him. You could also try taking him for a really long walk. Somewhere he would really enjoy. Good Luck!

Jax (earned her wings 5/30/12) answered on 4/5/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 2 Report this answer


Get him to a professional dog behaviorist.

Caspian answered on 4/7/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer