beachdogz Posted February 26, 2013 Report Share Posted February 26, 2013 We have had Rusty for a year-and-a-half (wow, it goes fast.) He was a shelter dog, and I would believe from all I have pieced together that he had spent most of his life crated and little interaction with the world. Of course, we will never know. He has been through an obedience class and currently in agility. He has made great strides in learning to play with dogs and toys. We were told when we adopted him that he had a fear of men. He has improved on that since he lives with DH and my son. However, he is going through a regression stage of sorts. He has become skitterish again with sudden movements and noises. He will be leery of my husband one minute, and then sidling up to him to get petted the next minute. He will also be skitterish with me if I make a sudden movement (like simply moving my chair back to get up from the table.) Nothing traumatic has happened to account for this. I certainly know that all learning has a curve and regression is a part of it all, so I am not really surprised. I would like to hear if anyone else has experienced a similar situation with a rescue/shelter dog, especially this long into it, and what they may have done to help the dog through it (besides time, and patience, and love.) I always feel that on these boards, I learn the most when people share their stories. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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