Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
almostthere!

Brittany shyness

6 posts in this topic

Just purchased a 4 month old female. She is either very shy of strangers or down right affraid of strangers. How do I cure this issue?

Is it too late to remove the dew claws?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In regards to the dew claws, it would be considered major surgery at this point, so it will not hurt to leave the dew claws. Just keep them trimmed short and you shouldn't have any issues with ripping or such.

With the shyness, you just have to go slowly with new people around the dog. Make everything a positive experience for the dog.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

At the same time you keep it positive I would also try to not make it such a big deal to be around people. Britt's are very in tune with their owners and if you act calm and relaxed they will eventually pick up on that and begin to relax. Also, bring her with you everywhere you go as much as possible; the more varied situations your dog is in the better they can handle the situations.

TRITC

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You are in for a treat, Brits are wonderful dogs, personality plus, eager to please so they are easy to train, but they won't put up with harsh treatment. One thing they need is lots of exercise, they are a bundle of energy and if they can't work it off they will drive you crazy. You got yours a little late so that might be part of the shyness but if you spend a lot of time with her and she gets to trust you, she will trust the situations you put her in. As far as the dew claws I would check with the vet, I'm surprised the breeder didn't take care of that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks guys.

She is pointing wings like crazy. She is gaining more confidence during training sessions. Hopefully, she will outgrow her shyness with age.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't worry,I've had Britts for 20 years,give the dog time,it'll come around.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Crappie222
      Hey what's a good place to do some trout fishing around the cloquet area. I stopped at otter and tried today didn't even get a bite is it still to early?
    • Huntin&Fishin
      Nope. Was waiting for more responses. I checked the dnr netting scedule and varied it was not them.
    • Cobber
    • Rick
      Private landowners interested in learning more about managing their woodlands for habitat and income can attend a low-cost workshop and field tour from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Cohasset Community Center at 3rd St. NW, Cohasset. The Itasca County Private Woodlands Committee is hosting the workshop with assistance from the Department of Natural Resources Cooperative Forest Management (CFM) program. The workshop aims to educate landowners about timber management and how to thoughtfully and purposely harvest trees to create better wildlife habitat and generate income from a timber sale. Woodland owners can also learn about options for enrolling in a tax incentive program to reduce property taxes. The day will begin indoors with a series of educational sessions about managing forests to benefit a variety of wildlife, working with a consulting forester to write a stewardship plan, the mechanics of a timber sale, and how to contract with a qualified logger. After lunch, participants will board busses for an afternoon tour of different sites to see first-hand the differences in unmanaged and managed timber, and previously cut timber in various stages of regeneration. “Our last workshop this winter in Palisade had over 100 attendees and we are anticipating strong interest in the Grand Rapids area, too,” said Grand Rapids area CFM Forester, Josh Donatell. “Over the last 20 years, there has been a decline in timber harvest from private lands. This program helps restore lost habitat on private land as well as promote a more stable supply of wood and fiber for the timber industry.” Pre-registration is required. The $20 cost includes lunch and field tours. Participants should dress appropriately for outdoor weather and wear sturdy shoes or boots. Anyone interested in attending or registering can contact Josh Donatell by email at josh.donatell@state.mn.us, or by phone at 218-328-8912. An agenda can be viewed online at www.dnr.state.mn.us/woodlands/workshop.html.   Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
    • SpearPike