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Try these helpful tips with your fearful dog

Often, the most obvious sign of fear in dogs is avoidance of things that worry the dog. Avoidance is powerfully reinforcing since it offers distance and safety from objects that the dog fears.

As humans know all too well, reinforced habits are very hard to break, and the same holds true for our canine friends. Yet continuing to retreat...

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