|Barked: Sun May 6, '07 12:16pm PST |
|Well... let me start by saying PLEASE DON'T CRY, EVERYTHING WILL BE OK!!
One way to gain some closeness with Doogan is to start training with him. Maybe enroll him in a puppy kindergarten class. This way, he will become more socialized with dogs outside of his pack at home, and also start spending some individualized time with you. Training is the thing that brought Cosmo and I very close. When she was a puppy, she was more my boyfriend's dog, and I didn't really like her that much. I loved her, but I didn't LIKE her. When we started training, I took the responsibility for it, and therefore more responsibility for her in general. We are now VERY close and I really think it has to do with the training. And also, when you do the training, and then you get compliments on how well behaved he is, you'll feel GREAT!
So anyway, start some individualized training. ALSO, think of it like this.... you could have a really needy puppy who will never leave you alone, and you would never be able to make a move with out him being worried you would leave him. This would also probably include seperation anxiety, which is never a good thing. At least he is a little independent, and can handle being without you.
I really think that the trainign will help, and he will come around. If you need to talk about this if its still bothering you, you can paw mail me!
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