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    Default Re: Afraid of everything

    Hello MugMug,
    Welcome to our piece of the internet world. Glad to have you here.
    This is a great place to discuss issues, share concerns and learn new things about Bullies. Not much more I can add to what has already been posted.
    Go slow, lots of time, patience and love. Let him find his comfort zone first and then start slowing expanding.
    I see lots of similarity between animals and humans when it comes to understanding changes as it relates to psychology.

    I use the examples of the 'RC Factor ' with people. This is the resistance to change. Some people (animals) have a low RC Factor and others have a high RC Factor.

    Keep us posted,

    Good Day~
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    I had the idea that the move had something to do with it, but wasn't 100% sure. We're giving him a lot of positive reinforcement when taking him out for his walks and giving him so much love he practically wants nothing to do with us haha.

    Is it good or bad idea to take take him and leave him with my fiancees parents for play dates with their bullie? Shes an older female and they always got along great. Do you think taking him over would affect his behavior? or will it confuse him?
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    AWWWWWWWW. id take him over for playmates..... We have monthly photo contests here and that should be in one of them for sure.

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    If he has always seemed happy there then it shouldn't confuse him. Perhaps it could even comfort him.

    Is the place you moved to busier traffic wise than your old area? HRH came to us from a rural setting. She still isn't real thrilled with city sounds. And terrified of sudden loud noises or even wind sounds. But she has gotten better about most of it. We don't try walking the busy streets though. She's skittish with the occasional car going down the street, but her reaction varies depending on how loud it is.

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    I agree that it is the change of home that is the cause of this. You just need to give it time and patience. When he was a pup, our boy got a major fright when we walked under a train bridge just when an express train was crossing. I took him a bit away from the bridge and would give him a lot of attention when the trains passed. Now he loves when the trains come along and would love to chase them. That's not quite the same as your situatiun, but there is some of the same principle. There is one issue which is that if your bullie has gotten fixated about a particular spot (cowers and wants to go back home) it is going to take some extra work to get him to overcome that spot. For now you might wish to walk some place a bit different. When our boy gets resistant to going somewhere I just take off his lead (if on) and walk in the direction I want to go, and he follows after a bit (but that may not work for you). I think a playdate with the other bullie should be fine.

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