Why does my Springer pup stiffen and shows reluctance to go out?
by Ruth nuttall
She is 6months old and very socialised and great fun but when we come to putting on her harness , it's a fleece lined one or even her lead she shies away then stiffens when it's being put on but when we re out she skips along very happily and is allowed off the lead in open safe areas e, g beach or field and has a fantastic time, this stiffening is very confusing, I have checked the tightness if harness and collar and all seems fine. She is going through a fearful stage but we are following the advice given in 'the perfect puppy' guide and she is still cautious but curious with humans but very playful but submissive with both humans and other dogs.
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