Jack Russell Terrier's Forum
my lovely dog winston has just turned two,has always been a very confident dog but was bowled over and thrown two foot in the air bye a grey hound running full speed , he is now scared bye any dog bigger than him we regularly have to abandon his walks bec
please help winston be happy again
Do not abandon his walks because of his fears, just be cautious and aware when walking and keep him leashed (close to you when around the bigger dogs). Take it easy around bigger dogs, let him rebuild his confidence. No off leash with the bigger guys, only his size or smaller. Be strong, dogs can feel when their handler is nervous and will be nervous too. Try to find a large calm dog, not the higher energy Greyhound, and introduce them slowly. You could reach out and pet the bigger dog, showing your that there is nothing to fear. This has worked great for me in the past.
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