|Barked: Fri Feb 8, '13 10:02am PST |
|First don't have your Dad pick her up. Have him just ignore her and let her go to him. Puppies are naturally curious. Once she starts approaching him he can offer treats that she likes. If she won't take them at first he can just toss them to her. Do this with any guests in your home as well.
Don't hand her to people if she is frightened, this is a betrayal of trust. Put her down and let her work it out using the above steps.
Avoid picking her up when she is frightened, again let her sort it out while you offer sideline support.
She sounds like a timid little girl so work hard on socializing to avoid problems later.
Sabi would fight like a demon if anyone else tried to hold her as a pup. She still is put off by others holding her but time and training have taught her that on occasion she must tolerate it.
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