When I walk near her crate, she covers in the corner, and sometimes hides under the bedding. My brother and sister and I were in the yard, so we took her, and our ten year old other dog, Tusky to go play some tag, fetch, frisbee, and whatnot. So, Tusky and Kismath were playing with us, but everytime my siblings laughed, or shouted (with joy) she would run and hide beneath the slide.
Also, Everytime I stand close to Kismath, she acts sooooo afraid and nervous. The only way I can get close to her is if I crawl and hold treats and whatnot in my hand.
But, what should I do so I can be around her when I'm standing? How can I stop her from being nervous? Why is she nervous anyways, she seems to like our family a lot?
The poor thing was probably abused before you found her. Or she was living in a bad environment. I'm not sure what you can do, just play with her a lot, talk to her in a soft voice. Giving her treats is a good idea!
Well you have to think of what her life was before you found her. She could have been hit alot that might be way she seems scared when you walk over to her thinking you are going to hit her.. And she had a big day yesterday who knows how long she was in that box for. Give her time to see you are not going to hurt her and I am sure she will get better.. Good luck with your new baby! ~*~Krystal
she has been through hell and back i am sure. i think it is going to take a long time before she is completely comfortable around everyone and all the noises. this is probably all new to her and she just needs time to adjust. keeping treats on hand to reward her for being brave is a good idea. poor thing =( with a lot of patience and time she will come around.
How old is she? Where and when did you get her? What breed is she? Was she ever abused by a previous owner? If you provide more info, maybe someone can have some insight.
My suggestion is to leave her be for awhile. Don't press the issue and don't coddle her, it will encourage her to keep behaving this way. She needs time to trust people. Just go about your business and give her time to come out of her shell a little before starting some obedience. I would look for some info on shy/hervous dogs.
Sorry, didn't catch that, apparently you posted it and I missed it.
If you just got her yesterday, its too early to tell anything. She's just getting adjusted. Give her her space, keep visitors away and keep the place fairly quiet so she can adjust. It will probably take a couple of weeks, at least. When I adoped my dog, she was from a decent loving home who just didn't have time for her and she took two weeks to adjust. I didn't even know what her personality was until a couple weeks later. She was pretty quiet and withdrawn. Your baby has been through much more, so she'll need time.
Well, you found her in a box on the side of a highway with her dead sibiling. Malnourished, covered in feces and urine, I would guess that her short life prior to your rescue didn't give her much of a chance to see humans as kind creatures. Time, patience, love and gentle persistance will win out in the end, but ONLY if you stick with it even when it seems like a lost cause.
I have an 11 year old dog named "Puppy". I found him in the ditch when he was approximately 6 weeks old. He was afraid of his own shadow, he was full of worms, inside and out. I got him all fixed of that and 2 weeks later he was bit by a rattlesnake, I then almost lost him. He was obviously abused before I got him. He cowers at the sight of a stranger and he used to me. But I tell you, he is my boy. He is still afraid of new people, but he is the best dog in the world. So, even if your pup is afraid now, just keep on loving him. He will come around, he may never trust strangers, but he will be your faithful companion for life! Good luck!