FROM Best Friends Animal Society. They provide excellent information. We ourselves have used these techniques and they work.
There are a number of techniques that can be employed to help feral dogs or shy dogs overcome their fear of people.
Helping shy or feral dogs: “People are good” method. The goal with this technique is to show the dog that humans are a valuable resource and directly provide for his needs. When using this method, total separation from other dogs is indicated if the other dogs are interfering with the dog’s feeding and other interactions. Some feral/shy dogs gain confidence and progress well with other dogs present; others progress more slowly with other dogs around because they have canine support and a “buffer” to distance them from the scary humans.
Give Me Space, Please !
You can use space to help a shy or feral dog become less fearful around people. To increase the dog’s opportunities for positive experiences with people:
Here are the steps:
Here are some suggestions for managing shy or feral behavior in dogs:
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