My girl riot was purchased from a byb and while I met the parents and they were friendly and happy dogs riot has always been a shy reserved dog since a puppy.
I took her into the pet store at least 1-2x a week to socialize but she never really wanted attention. I figured she would kind of grow out of it. She is now 15 months old has completed 2 heat cycles and little has changed about her behaviour. I stopped taking her to the pet store because it diddnt seem to be making much of a difference and with her being so fearful of most people (and kids) and dogs I was afraid she would bite.
She also seems to be kind of unsettled I guess you could say or high strung?
If blocked off by herself she will stare and just stand there walk around and stare. She almost never lays down, she will just keep doing that. If she doesn't have something she likes to lay on (cushy dog bed or couch) she will do the state and just walk around like she doesn't know what to do with herself.
I'm not sure what to do with her, it a very long time for her to get used to one of my female friends but is still very wary around men. I think she could be fear aggressive but has not actually bitten. I do not want it to get any worse.
I have considered putting her to sleep as this kind of behaviour I do not tolerate...
I only know of one training club but it's just obedience so not much of a help there. What do you guys think?
I work nearly full time so I would only be able to take her and probably leave her at the facility..
Training/behaviorists from Columbus-Pittsburg Ohio
She is also not spayed as she is vWD affected (no symptoms) Sent from my iPhone using Petguide.com Free App