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Jenson seems to be very fearful of going outside ,because we currently don't have a secure garden I've just finished a small dog run for him in the garden, we have been keeping him indoors (we have only had him a week) I tried him on his lead in the house which he is fine with so I tried to get him to go outside and he wont go past the door step even with a treat.

our other dog runs out but he stops at the door ,I've tried tempting him with a treat but that doesn't work I've also carried him outside and put him down and he just sits there......

anyone any idea's??
 
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Okay, its all about introducing your puppy to new expereinces as part of the socialisation process, try doing it in little stages, go about in the garden and let your puppy sit and watch, call him make it fun use and excited voice and once he steps out, praise him and give him a treat. Once he realises that going out results in praise and reward he will loose his fears. On murphy first walk he just sat and watched the world go by then slowly as he grew in confidence he moved about, do not force him otherwise its get worse. Murphy is 4 months now and we enrolled him at 11 weeks to a puppy socialistation class that has done wonders for his confidence and mannners. Puppies are naturally curious we have to introduce things slowly like children, other dogs, household stuff, etc. Good luck with Jenson seems like he is full of fun and mischief, there so amazing at that age, seeing them learn and play. Penny
 

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Hi, as Penny said, don't force him, you will cause more problems. Just let him take it in his own time. You could let him sit by the open door and you go out and perhaps play with your other dog while he takes in the sounds and smells of outside. When he sees the sky isn't going to fall down and the bears aren't going to get him, curiosity will get the better of him. Its important while socialising your puppy that you don't give him more than he can handle at the time.

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