What do you do with a dog with a broken spirit?
This poor 1-2yo lab mix whatever was recieved into our loving quiet home and just stays in a corner. She likes to go outside, but seems to be fidgity~ or should I say re-fridgity (cold) and distant.
She is not interested in us at all, though we present food and toys and encouragment. We have shown her nothing but love, and we want her to love us.
I guess this is like loving someone who will not love you back , but I feel such compassion for her. She must have been treated terribly. If you don't pay any attention to her, she will come closer, but not within reach. Any motion to pet or caress her and she lowers her head (does not pee though). Does anybody know how long is this will go on?
What do you do with a dog with a broken spirit? This poor 1-2yo lab mix whatever was recieved into ... her and she lowers her head (does not pee though). Does anybody know how long is this will go on?

No one can know that, but usually it does change. Don't push for "love" Sometimes even the most attached and loyal dog is not physically demonstrative. Do provide a consistent, predictable schedule. And do take a dog training class. The class will help you and her learn to communicate, at least if it is a good class. Consider a clicker based class.

Diane Blackman
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