Tips for Helping Your Shy Timid Dog  

Go slowly and don't force interaction. Let the dog warm up on their own time.


Use treats, praise and play to reward brave behavior, not punishment.

Positive Reinforcement  

Consistent schedules and predictability can make timid dogs feel secure. 

 Establish a Routine

Use reward-based training to teach skills and gently build confidence.


Provide a quiet den or crate where the dog can retreat when overwhelmed.

Safe Spaces

 Try anxiety vests, pheromones or medications if vet-approved to reduce stress.

 Calming Aids

Slowly expose the dog to new sights, sounds, people to build tolerance.  


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