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Question by Jackie
Submitted on 3/25/2004
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We recently adopted a chow chow from a shelter, the dog was tied outside for 5 years with her food just being thrown out to her. We are looking for infomation on regaining her trust, building her spritit back up (it is definately broken), teching her to socialize with people among other things. Any infomation anyone has would be gratly apreciated.

Answer by marcy
Submitted on 3/30/2004
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I think you can gain the trust of your chow chow by taking one day at a time of trying to socialize with her. It sounds of if she was abused. She will come around and when this happens you can try on socializing her with other people, it may take some time. Good Luck.


Answer by Denise
Submitted on 5/23/2004
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I recently acquired a stray chow chow who had been a stray for at least six months.  He was living in a nursery where trees and plants are kept, no people there, just miles of trees and plants.  When I first saw him he was skin and bones.  I started feeding him every day for about a month and was able to get him to my house after gaining his trust.  He is now an extremely affectionate, gentle, sweet dog.  Give your chow lots of praise, love and attention, petting and hugging if she'll let you or when she will and I believe she will in time learn to trust and love you.


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