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Q. We were recently contacted about a pair of 8 week old wolf pups. Now after getting the pups home they are so horrified that they won't come out of the corner. Any suggestions?
Ed and Cindy,

My name is Shona and I have been training SAR dogs for several years. We also rescue dogs, clean them up, put some obedience training under them and find them good homes. We were recently contacted about a pair of 8 week old wolf pups. When we went to pick them up the man told us he had given the pups an attitude adjustment. He also had the parents and a sister and brother from another litter. The male 2 year old was so scared he ran around trying to get away form everything. Now after getting the pups home they are so horrified that they won't come out of the corner and the male urinates all over himself. How can I get through to these guys? I want to be able to turn them into self confident animals that I know they can be. It is as though their spirits have been broken. Thanks for any help you can give.

Shona

A. I’d use marker training to get these pups to interact with you.

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I wouldn’t force anything on them, I’d merely mark and reward any positive behavior or interaction.

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