Me: Awesome - 35.... ummm, not anymore
Tesla - he gets positive reinforcement for specific fears eg treats for toe clipping or playing ball during thunder storms. Its the times when he will be fast asleep then jump up suddenly, scurry over and either dive under the chair (typically misjudges and knocks it, you and table almost over) or try and climb on lap to hide. The other dog remains fast asleep. Its almost like an ant bumped into him or something
Tushnurse- no abuse in his history. His mum was timid though so there may be a genetic component. Behavior therapist is a good idea, will look into it. He doesn't display noticeable anxiety majority of time and is not aggressive, his response to whatever is setting him off is to hide. He is fairly easy to get to snap out of it through play/scritches and will obey if sent away. His response to unknown things can just be exasperating at times because I just can't figure out what he is reacting to.
ETA - pic if it works. The brown one is the problem child.
[This message edited by HurtsButImOK at 11:50 AM, March 22nd (Saturday)]
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