My pup as a real fear off other people iff any one aproaches him he backs away and barks

Kai is now 12 week old and as had this problem since 10 week if people enter the house he barks everytime they move and sometimes nips if they go to stroke him he backs away!! When taking him for walks if a stranger is approaching he backs as far away as possible!! We have seen a trainer who told us it was fear which we already new as he is body language is not aggressive she also told us to ger guests and strangers to give him treats and not to stroke him but this as not work can someone help please as he is such a soft and playful pup who we love dearly thank you!!

Asked by kai on Jun 13th 2013 in Behavior & Training
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Pineapple Smushface

Just because a puppy is cute does not mean that you should give in... listen to your trainer. Take this pup to obedience classes and work with him in three 10-minute training intervals a day. You can use a treat or praise-based reward system, but this is typical puppy behavior. If you do not make a concerted effort to break your pup of his bad habits, he is going to be a NIGHTMARE when he gets older... ^_^

Pineapple Smushface answered on 2/10/14. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer