When my puppy was in puppy school, the trainer gave me some advice on how to solve my dogs problem with other people and how scared she gets aroud them. He said maybe a small dosage of anti-anxiety medication to calm her down a little. I have been researching it and it seems like many dogs in the sitiuation take a little dose. I was just wondering if anyone knew anything about it or have had their dogs on medication like that
Unless you have tried training for a good amount of time, I don't suggest medication. You should do all you can to be sure that there is nothing you can do first, *xoxo, FrostyGirl* http://www.photowow.com/r/contest.asp?p=vote.asp&c=156&i=17456 http://188.8.131.52/users5/furkid/index.cgi
I'd say bring your puppy out for walks, car rides all sorts of things. he just needs to see that no one will hurt him. I'm sure he's smart. He will get the idea soon enough. It's all in the socialization process. When people come up to him tell them he gets scared and to appraoch calmly.
I'm agreeing with the others, positive exposure, positive exposure, positive exposure. Use med's as a last resort. My dog is a country dog at heart because that's where I've lived up until the last few years but since we've been in the city she hates the loud vehicles, grates and manholes. I put a drop or two of Dr. Bach's in her water and she's gotten a lot calmer. I also do this before grooming and vet appt's. It works well but like everything else ask your vet first.
the meds would take weeks to kick in, like people anti-anx. meds.. they have to be weaned up to a dose, adn weaned off when the time comes. id try all else, like others suggested. puppies arel ike kids- some are just more skittish than others. take him everywhere you can as much as you can to get hm used to it. and remember 2 mos is still really really young. think how big the world seems to him! give him time to adjust before you medicate..