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  • Mathew Vandart Vandart

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    July 31, 2012 at 9:21 pm
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    Dunno if you are still looking at this thread but I agree with Mike on this one, don’t block the avoidance. I have a doberman that was exactly the same. I bet that rottie is very affectionate once she gets to know someone!
    They are lucky as she has entered her secondary socialisation period and now is the time to strike when the iron is hot so to speak. I gave my doby loads of exposure to people and situations like crowds and stuff obviously from a distance first and she is completely over it now at 14 mnths.
    I have often found that the ‘fearful’ dogs like this are always very curious as well, and usually have a good play characteristic in them.
    that is my opinion, you can use this curiosity and play function to solve it.