Ny neighbor’s 5 month German Shepherd is pretty skittish. Acquired from a “rescue” group. And kept by an elderly couple, it’s nervous about everything.
I gave their son Overall’s relaxation protocol
He’s attending a “feisty fido” class even though the dog is nervous and fearful. ?
1.Every interaction you have with the animal is a training session. So its important to be aware of what you may be doing to reward inappropriate behaviors throughout the day, especially when your are not having planned training sessions.
What does this mean? For example, you might take the opportunity to teach the concept of “stay” for the minute or two it takes to put on the leash to go out for a walk.