Advice on nervous/anxious Coton
(New York, New York)
I have had a 14-15 weeks Coton male for about 5-6 weeks now. He is very anxious and nervous. For example, I created a little play area for him in the living room and he does not explore further. He does not enter the bedroom from living room. Furthermore, when I take him outside in my arms (As he is yet to be fully vaccinated), he tolerates it - but when I put him down anywhere, he trembles and freezes. Sometimes he stops taking treats. He does not really smell or explore a new surrounding.
I am looking for advice if anyone had such a nervous puppy because training him for anything outside the home is a challenge as his anxiety is sky high. Breeder was not able to help much. Trainers also do not help much and just keep saying it might be genetic. h
He has a playful personality and I believe his quality of life is HUGELY limited if this anxiety stays so high. My quality of life will also be hugely limited if I can not take him anywhere.
I want to help him and I want to help me, so looking for any real life experiences from anyone on this forum
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