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Old November 5th, 2013, 11:20 AM
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I am by no means a trainer, but my best suggestion would be to go to the park (or some area where people are) and sit on a bench with him in a sit stay beside you. Just let him watch people. Let him get used to people being around you. If people start to approach (as they do with large beautiful dogs) just ask them to stay back that you are training him. When he is comfortable with people walking by you could move forward to a single person approaching and talking to you, no attention to him. Just use baby steps to encourage him to gain some confidence around people. I also think a good group training class - do lots of research because I really do mean a GOOD class - would probably help him to learn how to react around other people and pets. Good luck to you. Do not give up on your boy. He needs your support now more than ever. Congrats on the coming baby.
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