Expecting your dog to continually face their fears, without your help, is a highly effective way to make your best friend physically ill, here’s why.
We can lose a full week of successful stress management to the presence of an unruly, unmanaged strange dog that approaches our scared friend and bounces around, whilst sending everyone’s stress levels through the roof.
To the dog that reacts, it’s a world fraught with danger. People approach with outstretched hands and deaf ears whilst other dogs race up to their space, with few social skills of their own. Big metal boxes roar by on wheels and children scream – all the time!