There are three reasons why our dogs, are nervous or become nervous.
- They are born like that. No breeding can control the physiology, behavioral attributes or personalities. That an individual dog may possess.
- Lack of socialization as a puppy, or a lack of socialization through out our dogs lifetime. We usually spend a significant amount of time, in the beginning socializing our puppy. Often as time goes on, we no longer give our older puppy or young dog, the continual required amount of contact with other dogs and people. That are essential to keeping our dog well socialized. The socialization process, must be done on a regular basis, through out the animals life. Without constant opportunities at socializing, we will eventually De-socialize our dog.
- A dog that in their mind, had a bad experience during the initial socialization training. This will usually happen with puppies, that started off with a little less confidence.
There are a lot of different degrees of nervousness, an individual dog can display. It’s not cut and dry, on whether your particular dog is nervous or not nervous. Also, whether your dog or puppy reacts nervously in a given situation. Has everything to do with the behaviors and body languages, exhibited by the other dogs and / or humans, that are present.
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