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Bijou was not socialized during the fear impact stage and is fearful and aggressive towards guest, people on the street, and other animals. He came from a good breeder but she kept him past the 12 weeks for me but didn’t expose gim to anyone or anything outside of her home. So now, we are dealing with severe issues and I just feel so bad for him. We are doing our best to make him feel safe and comfortable and we are seeing slow progress. I am just concerned that I wont be able to travel with him based his reactions to people and that is one of the main reasons I went with a maltese. My first maltese was amazing and I took her everywhere with me.

Any thoughts or suggestions? Has anyone else dealt with this? I have hired a trainer, but she said he may never get completely past the fear. We are working on the separation anxiety now.

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I would check with the local humane society to see if they have a trainer that works specifically on these types of issues. Often they work with local trainers who have a lot of experience with fear aggression. Good luck.
 

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Thank you! I found a trainer and had a session on Monday. 😊 She said it will be slow progress, but I have been reading up on this topic and it dosent sound like it will be that hard for a puppy to adjust this behavior. There are so many rescue dogs with worse experiences, I hope this is temporary.
 
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