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Anonymous asked in PetsDogs · 1 month ago

Will a rescue pup trust humans?

Rescued at 2 months of age, staying with one family and only the owner himself handling the puppy.Puppy familiar with that one human being but not comfortable with others. Will he have lifelong trust issues around humans?

6 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    The pup is the age that they can go to new owners.  8 weeks old is the time that most pups are sold legally.  You have a brand new puppy & if you train it right it will do fine as an adult.  It is now up to you to see that the pup is treated right & trained right.  Right now you should be working on potty training the pup & you should be teaching it not to bite/mouth.

    You can google, 'how to potty train a puppy?" & " stop puppy biting".  Starting out the right way will help in the training of the pup.  This is just the first two things the pup needs to learn.  Today is the first day of the pups new life.

    Look into obedience training & start with a few commands from that.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    With food he'll love you

  • 1 month ago

    Not enough details!  You say puppy WAS RESCUED at 2 months - well how OLD IS IT NOW?  If it was feral or whelped under a house, and it has had zero human contact until rescued, then it needs INTENSIVE work between 8 weeks & 14 weeks - when the socialization window CLOSES FOREVER.  

    If only 1 person has handled it in the foster home, it is not getting adequate socialization and they do NOT sound like they know what they are doing.  My advice; either do not adopt, or prepare to have a shy or fearful animal.  Once past 14 weeks, you can do very little to modify the personality.

  • Jojo
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    At two months old this pup needs to be well socialised , so WHY is the only the dogs owner handling this very young puppy, if there are others in the family?

    The crucial socialisation period for any pup is approx between 7 and 14 weeks, if its going to mature into a confident adult dog.

    A 2 month old pup is very impressionable and how its handled at this age and  up to the 14-15 weeks of age is SO important.

    Keeping it it away from events in life can make a timid natured pup even worse.

    AS soon as its had its vaccinations it should be carried taken out to see  the world and all that goes on in it and before that in someone's arms or a Rucksack.

    You really don`t post enough details about the situation to be able  to give any real positive advice.

    eg: Rescued from what situation?

          What breed?

           How many in the human family?

            Basic noted temperament of the pup?

           What is age of the pup NOW.

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  • jean
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    once dogs get over things they are fine. U just need to be very loving and patient.

  • 1 month ago

    At 2 months of age the pup should barely be leaving the mother.

    There is no reason it should not develop into a loving dog if well taken care of in the future.

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