Dog Training Tips:
Fearful or Anxious Behavior
When a dog is fearful or anxious, do not comfort and soothe him or her.
This will fuel the fear and worsen the situation. Rather, try and defuse the
fear or anxiety with a distraction such as food or a toy.
For example if a dog hates his ears cleaned, try using a delicious treat as
your touch his ears. Associate ear cleaning with nice morsels. Ignore
unwanted fearful behavior as much as possible and reward calmness.
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