In addition to counter-conditioning, there are other well-developed protocols available to help timid dogs gain confidence. Featured Image via badmotherpugger For more, check out these articles! Every second is worth it. The hiding place is calming -- not entering the zone demonstrates that you are not a threat. Push them too hard. I will try some of these approaches.
North American Box Turtles.
How to Make a Turtle Not Scared of You
Minimize Interactions Turtles are not overly social by nature, and you should limit your interactions. Scary man with a beard and sunglasses passing by on the sidewalk? Find some high-value snacks that your dog loves, like pieces of chicken, hot dogs, or cheese if their stomach can handle it, and use them as rewards for any positive behaviors. Petting the turtle on a regular basis will establish a positive action and reduce shyness around humans. This tip is especially important for younger toddlers, who have learned to walk recently enough that they do it every waking minute. Sign up for our BarkPost newsletter! I have seem no aggressive biting or acting out.