COMMON MISTAKES WHEN TRYING TO BEFRIEND A NERVOUS DOG WITH FOOD.
Food is one of the best ways to befriend a dog that is nervous. It's a great way of helping the dog see that person as a good thing and not necessarily someone to be afraid of.
However in trying to befriend a dog with food we can sometimes make the dog more afraid.
Nervous dogs for the best part use their eyes more then their nose at first. As a result they see something that makes them afraid and then react. A happy go lucky dog on the other hand wants to come over and sniff you and get to know you.
With that in mind, if we hold out a treat and go to give it to a nervous dog, because they are using their eyes more then their nose, it actually looks like we are trying to touch them. They are not smelling the treat and you're reaching out as if you're going to pet them. This in turn can lead to the dog snapping at you, retreating more and becoming more nervous.
What you need to do is (if the dog is extremely fearful and has no desire to even come near you) is throw the treats on the floor away from you, this gives the dog a chance to engage their nose and start to slowly come out and take the food.
If the dog is nervous but will approach you then you need to just hold the treat low by your side, let the dog come to you and take the treat.
It's very important that during that time you don't make eye contact with the dog or try to touch the dog.
This is a little segment taken from a home visit with a nervous Romanian rescue dog. The full video is on my YouTube but this particular segment is very important.
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Roots Hall has been the home of my local football team, Southend United, since 1955. It's one of those old stadiums that's definitely fraying around the edges and is neatly tucked in amongst rows of houses and suburban streets. In the 1990s a move to a new out-of-town stadium was proposed and the plans have rumbled on ever since. It now seems likely that building work will finally begin in the next year or two, so I'm documenting the old ground (and the team's supporters) before it's bulldozed. There are good reasons for moving, not least financial ones and the need for better facilities such as disabled access; but to me it's part of the local community, with a real character of its own, and it will be sad to see it relocate to an identikit stadium surrounded by fields.
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Incredible stuff at the Cliffs tonight from Gary Numan and Band, immense performance, sound, visuals, energy, faultless.
Afterwards i decided to wait around along with about twenty others, he didn't come out to meet fans personally but did agree to sign one item each which was very cool of him.
That said i did get to have a chat with Steve Harris his guitar player of the last twenty years who very kindly gave me a full rig rundown of his whole backline and also agreed to a picture. Top man, amazing night 👍👍👍💚 #garynuman#steveharris#setlist#savagetour#cliffspavilion#southend