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Hi all I am new here my name is sam . Me and my family welcomed our little cockapoo Rosie I to our family 3 months ago . She is adorable hard work but we love her to bits and so does everybody but there is a problem . She seems to be scared of all grownups and all dogs that we see . She barks hides tries to run off all while wagging her tail . She has never been in a bad situation or had a bad experience and up until 12 weeks old she was perfect with everybody . We do everything we can to socialise her she goes everywhere with us but it can be very awkward when going round to family occasions because she is so scared of everybody (apart from children she absolutely adores kids ). We have tried ignoring her we have tried having people give her treats and not give any eye contact or anything and just leave her to run around in the houses but she is still the same she will come up and sniff people then as soon as they pay attention she runs off in a panic . With dogs she barks like mad and cries she will approach another dog as soon as the other dog pays attention she is off again running behind us backing away in fear the. When the other dog walks off she is running towards them jumping and crying with her tail wagging like she wants to play . I am so confused does any body or has anybody experienced this. Any help is welcome .
 

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I would get a good reward based trainer involved to help you - https://apdt.co.uk/find-a-trainer/

It sounds like you may be going too fast for her and doing too much - it is only socialising if she is coping and enjoying the experience. You are on the right lines with people ignoring her and not giving her eye contact but they need to carry this on for longer. So she can approach them and sniff and investigate them and they do not start to initiate more contact with her until she is more ready for that.

Likewise with dogs she needs a friendly older dog that she can start to make friends with on her terms so she can approach and the other dog will not chase her when she runs away so she can get more space when she needs it.
 

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I am going to give it a go thank you for the advice my sister has a miniature dachshund puppy that is 2 weeks older and when we go to her house they are inseparable which is a positive she was very shy of her at first but it only took her an hour or 2 to get used ti her , looks like we have a bit of work to come now all we ever her from people is she will grow out of it .
 

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We picked our Cockapoo 4 days ago and although we've had dogs, the breed is new to us. I recognise the advice of Samb and it's good to see the advice was welcomed. All I can say is, people are huge to a puppy Cavapoo so not approaching is the way to go and don't dish out treets without reason. Our son has an English Bull Terrier who greets us rather than us greeting her - play it cool is the way.
 
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