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Even my dog has anxiety


I feel so bad that she does. I see some symptoms in her such as trembling-- when ever my dad comes around she trembles or hides on the side of the bed or under the bed.

She's a sweet girl, we got her as well as another dog (he's a boy--but he's more boisterious than her) from a bad situation... I feel she may have experienced some trauma maybe.

But they also haven't been socialized so I was wondering-- what are some ways to help my little baby feel safe ?

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I feel so bad that she does. I see some symptoms in her such as trembling-- when ever my dad comes around she trembles or hides on the side of the bed or under the bed.

She's a sweet girl, we got her as well as another dog (he's a boy--but he's more boisterious than her) from a bad situation... I feel she may have experienced some trauma maybe.

But they also haven't been socialized so I was wondering-- what are some ways to help my little baby feel safe ?
I have seen that with a cat.

Usually is a sign of that person they are afraid of at some stage has hurt the animal.

Or if not them a similar looking person.

Only way the pet will feel ok or close to again, is if that person makes up with her and shows that won't harm her.
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My wife got her latest dog from a shelter too. You could tell it wasn't confident coming inside - was probably forced to stay out the back before.

Sounds like your dog might have had a nasty male owner at some stage. (although I'm certainly no expert) After a while if your family constantly shows it there's nothing to be afraid of it should get better.

My wife's dog is so spoilt now he must think he's died and gone to heaven.
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Have you tried having your dad give her treats? And make sure he approaches the dog the right way.
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Have you tried having your dad give her treats? And make sure he approaches the dog the right way.
Lol the dogs are so fickle. My dad can feed them then they start barking 30 minutes later lol

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My wife got her latest dog from a shelter too. You could tell it wasn't confident coming inside - was probably forced to stay out the back before.

Sounds like your dog might have had a nasty male owner at some stage. (although I'm certainly no expert) After a while if your family constantly shows it there's nothing to be afraid of it should get better.

My wife's dog is so spoilt now he must think he's died and gone to heaven.
Yeah it sounds like it. I do hope we can help her get over it.

me holding her and being near her helps.

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Yeah it sounds like it. I do hope we can help her get over it.

me holding her and being near her helps.
Will probably get better over time as she sees it's safe at her new place.
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I feel so bad that she does. I see some symptoms in her such as trembling-- when ever my dad comes around she trembles or hides on the side of the bed or under the bed.

She's a sweet girl, we got her as well as another dog (he's a boy--but he's more boisterious than her) from a bad situation... I feel she may have experienced some trauma maybe.

But they also haven't been socialized so I was wondering-- what are some ways to help my little baby feel safe ?
The whole trembling and hiding thing makes so much sense when you place "Got my dog from a bad situation" in such close proximity.

But seriously. I think that's pretty normal for some breeds. Or at least usual. I used to know this lady who had a little dog that trembled no matter what. That dog probably slept shivering.

Some of these breeds are bred for weirdness and weirdness transpires as a result.

My schnoodle was a bit on the strange side where she was little but she kinda looked big if you looked at her a certain way.

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