TIP: If Your Puppy is Frightened

If at any time during socializing the puppy is frightened (tries to run away, tucks his tail underneath flat against his belly, or attempts to snap at you, follow the guidelines below:

  • Jolly him up with a silly voice, a treat, or a game.
  • If a situation is overwhelming to the puppy, back away from the site until the puppy is relaxed again.
  • Start from this point to build up the pup’s confidence.
  • Gradually get closer to the stimuli.
  • Your ultimate goal is for your puppy to be comfortable and confident around stimuli that was previously scary to him.