Anxious, Shy or Nervous Dog
Your anxious dog needs to be taught that his world is safe, which he learns when you provide positive experiences and avoid any "corrections" or punishments. It is most effective to train your dog to associate something he is afraid of with something good using baby steps. You can also build confidence by including fun tricks in his training.
The products below have been selected to help calm your dog's fear of: Strangers or other animals, Visiting the vet, Traveling in the car, Thunderstorms or fireworks, Boarding or grooming, Separation anxiety, Going to a new home. Click for a helpful article on helping your dog overcome fear.