Rescuing a Fearful Submissive Adult Dog


So today I explained to my uncle how to best help his new dog, that he rescued recently. Seems the dog is fearful and submissive. I explained to him that dogs need a clear hierarchy in place in the house, otherwise they'll feel the need to constantly show submission - which is neither enjoyable for the dog nor for the owner.

True to my approach that is based on the dogs' deepest instincts, I explained to him how to use space and food to communicate to his dog that yes, he is clearly the one who makes the decision but also the one who will take care of her - so she can relax.

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  • #1

    Linnea Udell (Wednesday, 01 February 2017 05:05)

    First of all I want to say awesome blog! I had a quick question which I'd like to ask if you do not mind. I was curious to find out how you center yourself and clear your thoughts before writing. I have had a tough time clearing my thoughts in getting my thoughts out there. I do take pleasure in writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes tend to be lost simply just trying to figure out how to begin. Any suggestions or tips? Thank you!

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    Claire (Wednesday, 01 February 2017 13:07)

    Hi Linnea,

    Thanks for stopping by!!

    I make sure I only blog when I have something important to say. That ensure I am feeling passionate about the topic, then it's just a matter of organizing all the things I have to say so it's readable!

    If you're not sure how to begin, skip the intro. Go right into the meat of your subject. The more you write and release your creative energy the easier it comes, then you can go back to your intro.

    I hope that helps!!!