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    Burn..... ouch that hurt.
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    You are in the same boat as I am. I adopted a bully about a week ago and they had said she doesn't like big guys or guys that look intimidating. Well, my dad is quite a big guy, and my step dad isn't as big but has black hair and the black mustache so he looks pretty intimidating - even people have told me that, lol. Brynn is for sure girls dog and has been for most of her life I was told. I have not a clue what happened to her that she is scared of guys, but if they come in the house or come at her she will sit and bark and growl and bark and run to find a bone to anxiously chew on and then come find me. I have noticed by telling guys to please ignore her as she feels threatened when they come right up to her that she will come around. Well, my step dad decided that he would get to her level and try to let her sniff his hand and pet her - no way! She wasn't having that. I said again, ignore her - this is her house and she's wondering why you keep coming in and out of her house. My dad stopped by to see her and she did the same thing... :/ Then my grandpa unexpectedly showed up and she barked at him, but he ignored her completely and she began to go closer to him and sniff his legs and then decided it would be alright to sniff his hand. She flinches when anyone but me raises their hand to pet her head... so I am not sure what happened there, but I can tell she gets iffy. After I had my grandpa just ignore her and not even say a word to her he was able to pet her, until he leaned down to talk to her and she didn't like the fact he was near her face so she backed up and started barking again. So, we are still working on things. But I learned to she is much more willing to go around males if they almost pretend she's not there. Poor girls

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmberXo View Post
    You are in the same boat as I am. I adopted a bully about a week ago and they had said she doesn't like big guys or guys that look intimidating. Well, my dad is quite a big guy, and my step dad isn't as big but has black hair and the black mustache so he looks pretty intimidating - even people have told me that, lol. Brynn is for sure girls dog and has been for most of her life I was told. I have not a clue what happened to her that she is scared of guys, but if they come in the house or come at her she will sit and bark and growl and bark and run to find a bone to anxiously chew on and then come find me. I have noticed by telling guys to please ignore her as she feels threatened when they come right up to her that she will come around. Well, my step dad decided that he would get to her level and try to let her sniff his hand and pet her - no way! She wasn't having that. I said again, ignore her - this is her house and she's wondering why you keep coming in and out of her house. My dad stopped by to see her and she did the same thing... :/ Then my grandpa unexpectedly showed up and she barked at him, but he ignored her completely and she began to go closer to him and sniff his legs and then decided it would be alright to sniff his hand. She flinches when anyone but me raises their hand to pet her head... so I am not sure what happened there, but I can tell she gets iffy. After I had my grandpa just ignore her and not even say a word to her he was able to pet her, until he leaned down to talk to her and she didn't like the fact he was near her face so she backed up and started barking again. So, we are still working on things. But I learned to she is much more willing to go around males if they almost pretend she's not there. Poor girls
    Awe bless her heart it just breaks my heart I'm glad the fellas are patient though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer Clark View Post
    Awe bless her heart it just breaks my heart I'm glad the fellas are patient though

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    Weirdest thing happened last night though - my friend Dan came over and Brynnlee barked at him once then right away as I said just ignore her for awhile let her come to you, she went up to him licked his hand and then let him pet her. He doesn't look anywhere near as intimidating as my step dad - she still just does not like him. :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmberXo View Post
    Weirdest thing happened last night though - my friend Dan came over and Brynnlee barked at him once then right away as I said just ignore her for awhile let her come to you, she went up to him licked his hand and then let him pet her. He doesn't look anywhere near as intimidating as my step dad - she still just does not like him. :/
    Its just probably moves too fast it could be almost anything

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    UPDATE! My boyfriend came over today and she walked over and sat at his feet and has been there for a long time sniffing and licking him for a scratch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alyssahope View Post
    UPDATE! My boyfriend came over today and she walked over and sat at his feet and has been there for a long time sniffing and licking him for a scratch.
    That is WONDERFUL!!!! So happy to read of the progress being made!!

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    That is a great progress! This will make life so much easier for all of you xxx
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAKEISGREAT View Post
    Yes..if possible, he should sit on the floor near her..NOT in her face near..and with his back towards her. She will not fear his back and still smell him. Familiarizing herself with his "being" without him reaching to touch him. He can talk to her in a low voice. He shouldn't reach out to her while she is in a fear state. If he does this for 5-10 minutes every day..in a few days, she will start to relax. The day she moves TOWARDS him..even a tiny bit..is a great day. She has fear for a reason. You may never know why..and it's not important. What is important, is building a new foundation of trust. He can't do it overnight..it may take months..but Dogs forgive. Take the little stps she makes but never force new ones on her..until she shows you she is ready..and she will!
    Great advise.

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