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Old November 4th, 2013, 05:16 PM
tealbananas tealbananas is offline
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Question Mastiff acts terrified of people...

My 110pound bull mastiff, Simba, acts like he is absolutely terrified of just about anyone and everyone. He is 2 years old and we adopted him when he was about seven weeks old. When I first brought him home, I had another dog and he never displayed this kind of behavior. I no longer have my other dog (she ran away when he was a almost a year old) about 2 months after she ran away, we moved from our house into an apartment. This is when Simba began exhibiting this odd behavior... No matter where we are, at the park, going for a walk, inside... He does not ever act aggressive towards anyone, he simply takes off running in the opposite direction or hides under the nearest object. He has always been around people, we have company often. At first, I assumed he was acting this way because of the change in environment but it's a year later and he still does it! There is only a small handful of people that he isn't terrified of. And even seeing the same visitor frequently doesn't help him get used to them. It's become a nuisance honestly, we are expecting a baby and being pregnant, it makes walking him somewhat of a dangerous adventure. He will run with no regard to me being on the opposite side of the leash and will pull me down stairs or around trees. I just don't know what to do in order to make him okay being around other people!! Sorry if this is too long! :P
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