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Old September 9th, 2004, 11:24 AM
Lucky Rescue Lucky Rescue is offline
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OH I see. She is probably scared and confused at the apartment situation. She may have never been in one, and the hallways and all the noises and strange smells are probably spooking her. The unknown is often scary for dogs.

Just keep doing it the way you are, happy high voice, encouragement and lots of praise. She'll get used to it in no time, but you must always be patient.

Does she know any obedience? If so, you can try having her "Sit" if you think she may be getting nervous in the hall. IF she sits and doesn't act afraid, praise, treat and move on if she is willing. For the treats, use something fantastic and ONLY give her this special treat (something she really loves) when she is in the hallway and not acting afraid. Hopefully this will convince her that the hall is a good thing!

If you see men on the street, do the same thing. Sit, good girl, treat. Do not allow any men to approach her.

She sounds like a lovely dog. Do you have a picture of her?
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