Thank you all for the advice! We will definitely take it to heart. I should have said we are NOT walking him outside in the general world, just walking with him around our dog-free backyard. Our "correction" for growling has been backing away and not engaging with the scary situation quite yet, so it seems like we need to continue to allow him to set the pace with any interactions with people we have in our home.
Hi all! I'm new here so forgive me if there is already a thread devoted to this topic. I've been lurking on the boards for a while now and have read a lot of good advice. I'm hoping you all can give me some advice on helping our new BC puppy, and share your experiences with fearful puppies/puppies going through fear periods. We adopted our puppy from a rescue group last week. The group believes he is a full blooded BC and he certainly looks it! We are familiar with herding breeds and the challenges and joys of puppy-raising, and are very excited to introduce our puppy (Beau) to the very be