y gsd

2525x2shadesofgray  asked:

I saw your post about socializing GSDs, I have a nearly 4 y/o GSD and she's highly people skittish. Do you have any thoughts on helping her grow accustomed to new people? I'd like to be able to have friends over again.

Unfortunately some dogs are going to be genetically predisposed to certain behaviors and it gets harder to alter this as they get older. My suggestion would be to get in contact with a good trainer who can help you and evaluate her in person. But changing behaviors like that is something that takes a long time and is very gradual. Do not expect instant results and appreciate the small victories as well. It took Dakota good 3-4 years to come out of it, but it is still an issue to some degree but I know how to manage it now.