Summit Tip - Fear Stages in Development

by Brenda Crispin

Hi Everyone,

We discuss during orientation and I have sent out previous tips about the stages of dog development.  We also recently increased the descriptions and explanations in the Foster Home/Puppy Raiser Manual.  There are a couple periods during development that a dog goes through sudden and often unexplained fear stages.  I think this article explains the stage and how to deal with the dog very clearly.  Please take a look at the link below. 

Please send your feedback or join the conversation on our closed Facebook site Puppy Raisers for Summit.  I look forward to hearing your observations, experiences, and questions.

http://dogcommunication.co.uk/wp2/index.php/2016/06/29/suddenly-spooked-secondary-fear-phase-in-adolescent-dogs/

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Brenda Crispin
Foster Home Coordinator
Summit Assistance Dogs
360-865-0527