My Springer Puppy is VERY Submissive
We have a 5 month old Springer and he is VERY submissive. We've only had him for 1 month. He is afraid of everything that is new to him. He will just lay down and turn into a noodle. I'm still trying to get him used to a leash. I took him to the vet and he walked in but then when he saw the other people and dogs he just laid down on the floor and I had to pick him up and carry him. If someone walks up to him and tries to pet him he will just lay down. Also, if I try to get him to do something that he doesn't want to do he will lay down. Like try to get him into his cage at night. Or if he is wandering too far in the yard and I go up to him and try to get him to go back he will just lay down. I don't know the best way to handle this. I want to be stearn with him, but not get mad at him. I don't want to scare him any more than he is. Other than that he is a great dog. We have already house broken him. He will play with my 4 year old grandkids out in the yard running all over. He will chase a ball and bring it back. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks in advance for any advice you may have.
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