Identifying stress in your dog
You’ll want to learn the signs of stress in your dog so you can support her if she isn’t feeling comfortable. Provide support without coddling her. You want to help her, but at the same time you don’t want to encourage fearfulness.
Signs of stress include:
Whining (not the eager kind)
Not accepting treats
Trying to hide
If your dog shows these signs, you will need to help him with his stress.
Step back from the immediate environment a little and give him a chance to look around
Give him a reward whenever he looks at you or shows signs of boldness, such as taking a step forward
Be sure to keep other dogs and people away until your puppy has relaxed a little
Keep rewarding for when he sits calmly with you