Hey! Our Billie is a 12 week old puppy. She has been with us for 2 weeks now and we already had her in 2 socialization/play classes. I know that these dogs are sensitive and often have a nervous nature. She is totally frightened for going out. I know that they are indoor-ish dogs, but I feel she needs to let out more steam than running around inside. We live in a apartment, but with a park just across the street where we take her for small walks. Any suggestions on how to overcome her fears? And how much new stuff should we confront her with at this age?--e.g. leash walking on the sidewalk etc. Happy to hear from you! Billie
Hi I also have an Italian greyhound! My puppy is Emmett and he is 5 months old! it does seem to occur quite often when Italian greyhounds are nervous! Some things that I do start with the little things! introduce him to the outdoors and maybe even take him for a walk! and when he is nervous always praise him and give him a treat! what I did and it really worked is I took him to a doggy class where my dog could interact with other dogs! before he was very scared to confront dogs! and now he loves to interact with dogs even BIG ones!