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Old 01-30-2006, 05:05 PM
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Hi my name is Monell. I just got my first standard poodle yesterday. He is 7 months old. he is black. He has never been socialized with humans. He is very calm, however he does not want to be touched. He doesn' t whinn or bark (as of yet i have heard no sounds) I know it is going to take time to bring him out of his shell. Does anyone have any suggestions on the best why to help my new baby.

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Old 01-30-2006, 05:30 PM
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Hi! Welcome to Chazhound!

All animals are loving. They just show it in different ways.
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Old 01-30-2006, 06:33 PM
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Hi.I have a dog that I got at 7 months that was never socialized.
it took along time for her to come around.Its been 8 months and shes come a long way,but is still a very skittish dog.I would say take your time and let him go at his own pace, dont force anything. Hopefuly he will start trusting you. Good luck.there are alot of experienced dog people here that Im sure can help.
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Old 01-30-2006, 06:43 PM
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Welcome !! I agree with Corso... slow and steady ... when he's comfortable with you , bring new things into his life.
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Old 01-30-2006, 07:13 PM
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I agree with the other posts as well. Keep things soft and subdued when you are with him. If you can, spend time sitting on the floor and let him initiate the contact - of course, some really yummy treats will help.

I would expose him to other people very slowly, 1 person at a time again with letting him initiate the interaction.

Also your attitude needs to be very matter-of-fact. Don't coddle him when he is apprehensive. Make on as though there is nothing to be concerned about at all. He will eventually learn to follow your lead - if you aren't worried he doesn't need to be worried either.

He has had 7 months to get the way he is - it won't be a quick fix. Time, patience, consistency and your loving care will help him blossom into the confident, happy furpal that is hiding inside him right now.
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Old 01-31-2006, 05:40 PM
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Hello and welcome to's so nice to have you and your new poodle here!! I would say just take lot's of time and patience with your pup.
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