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Old 06-23-2004, 05:08 AM
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Default Help, my dog runs away from me everytime I approach him

My Min Pin, Charlie, does this rather annoying thing where he runs from me almost everytime I try to pet him or pick him up or even just show some affection. It seems like the only time he ever will let me touch him, without running away, is when he is sleepy and wants me to hold him. Or I have to get down on the ground to about eye level and he will maybe let me. Other than that I seem to always find myself chasing after him, just to pet him. Now Im not sure exaclty why he does this because Im not abusive to him what so ever, I try to use positive re-enforcment rather that negative. The only time I can really think of is when he starts to bite to hard, then I just grab his mouth and tell him NO! I have never hit or struck him in any way.

Now at first when this happened I just thought that he might be playing, but now Im starting to think he just doesnt really like me anymore. This is because I will try to get him, but when he runs I wont chase him, then he just sits there and looks at me. But on the other hand, once I do get a hold of him, he doesnt fight to get away. And evrytime I do get a hold of him, I praise him and tell him good boy and all that stuff, but it doesnt seem to be working. Am I doing something wrong?
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