"I am employed by an animal
shelter. A six month old Chow Chow puppy was brought to our shelter just
before New Year's. She is very timid around strangers and is therefore
not very receptive when interacting with potential adoptive
"I brought her home for the evening
and she is wonderful! After the first half hour, she warmed right up and
was very loving and friendly. I brought her back to the shelter with a
report on her behavior. Over the next week, though, she remained timid in
the shelter and the staff was afraid she might become a biter.
"Unfortunately, they didn't see the
same pup that I had seen at home. To prevent her from being put to sleep,
I adopted her myself! I'm hoping you can recommend some resources to help
me train and socialize her so she will learn to present herself in the same
loving and friendly manner that she does with me."
"I just wanted to thank you for the
wonderful information available at your website. My Chow, 'Dallas', has
come a long way since I wrote you last year. She is still hesitant around
men but she warms up much quicker than she used to. She has been through
obedience class and was very successful.
"She is a wonderful dog and I thank
you for your assistance and advice. I've sent a picture of Dallas and my
Chow mix 'Dakota'. As you can see, Dallas thinks she's a lap dog!
Never once has she made an attempt to bite anyone. I'm so glad I was able
to see the sweetheart behind the fear! All the best to you!"
Amy Flaherty, Connecticut