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Monday, August 8, 2011

Monday Memories-Shy Fiona



Fiona is the shyest out of all the dogs.  When she was about 5 months old, Daddy started taking her on his work adventures.  She was great in the car, but when he would stop at the gas station for a pit stop, Fiona would be so nervous she would tuck her tail under and hang her head low.  So to help her get over her fear, Daddy would start running around the gas station with her and her head and tail would perk up.

Each time Daddy took Fiona he keep doing this until she was able to walk with confidence.  Now believe me, Daddy has never read a book on dog training, watched any dog behavioral shows, nor does he listen to me most of the time.  Somehow he just knew what to help overcome this shy little girl's fears.  Fiona is still shy in certain areas, like meeting new people, but she shows none of when she is walking in public.  Daddy's smart thinking, patience and consistency  is why Fiona can confidently walk anywhere with her tail held high.

I'm just a little jealous I didn't think of it first.  :) 

10 comments:

houndstooth said...

Glad Fiona came out of her shell! She's too pretty to spend all her time hiding!

jen said...

Sounds like Dad had a pretty good idea:) It's wonderful that he took the time to make her comfortable with us! All dogs should hold the tail with confidence!

Mr. Pip said...

Oh Fiona, I used to be shy, too! Sometimes, I still am, but don't tell anyone!

Your pal, Pip

Kirsten said...

That's so great! Sometimes intuition is the best teacher!

Anny said...

I think your daddy is a natural with dogs :) He knows what to do best. Some people do.. without reading any books. They are just naturals. Glad you are not a shy lil girl anymore Fiona.

Bailey Be Good! said...

Fiona has a great daddy!! :)

Happy Monday woofs & hugs <3,

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

Gail said...

Good job, Dad!

Linda said...

Sometimes it's the gut instinct we have that helps the most. What's in books doesn't always work for all dogs. I agree with Houndstooth, she is to beautiful to hide!

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Time, patience and love...Daddy is a genius! We bet your smiles are huge every time you take your shy girl out in public! Fiona is such a sweetie.

Thanks so very much for your kind words about our posts. Like your Front and Back Dogs, each member of the White Dog Army has a unique voice and temperment that they add to our adventures.

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

It's wonderful what love and commonsense can accomplish:) Well done Dad! Now Fiona can lead a much happier life having overcome some fears thanks to a loving Daddy.