I hesitate to post about shy dogs, because they are very difficult to adopt and require a lot of patience and training. They require more of an effort than dogs who are already very social.
However, I do have to say that shy dogs, once they settle into a routine and know what is expected of them, do very well and can overcome their shyness. Indeed, many owners of previously shy dogs say that the process itself can be very rewarding.
We’re still working on getting Delilah acquainted with the great outdoors, and she’s making good progress everyday. She already knows ‘sit’ and eagerly awaits her treats, but she’s now discovered bellyrubs and loves having them as her reward.
She’s also very gentle and affectionate, and you can tell that she tries very hard.
UPDATE! Delilah is now less shy and more social! She’s still a little submissive, but she LOVES people, especially when bellyrubs are on offer, and she walks easily and readily. We recently met again, and had a very nice cuddle session, as well as an excellent training session (she is very food motivated).
If you have a home and room in your heart for her, please visit her in Kennel 33. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below.