With our canine friends having their own individual personalities, many of them tend to be shy in nature. Body language surrounding a shy dog can include tucked tails or ears pointed downward. When a dog is exhibiting shyness, it is important not to chain them up or allow anyone to make direct eye contact. Let the dog approach them first for the dog’s comfort and the human’s safety. Also be sure to choose trainers who do not have over dominant personalities and training techniques.
- A good rule of them is that if a dog is presenting common signs of shyness such as ears pointed downward, it is best to proceed with caution.
- With shy dogs, it is imperative to always let the dog approach another pretty at their own pace instead of rushing them.
- Always be sure to choose trainers who will respect your dog’s shy personality as opposed to becoming to overpowering for them.
“There are several things you should avoid subjecting your shy dog to, such as tying him outside a public place while you go inside and forcing him to interact with people, other dogs or in situations that make him fearful”