It’s heartbreaking to hear about the dog’s sad past that made him lose faith in humans. Despite the man’s good intentions, the dog’s fear and mistrust of people may be deeply ingrained. However, there are ways to help the dog feel more comfortable and eventually build trust. Here are some suggestions:
- Give the dog space and time to approach on their own terms.
- Use positive reinforcement, such as treats and praise, to associate humans with good things.
- Avoid making direct eye contact or approaching the dog too quickly, as this can be intimidating.
- Consider seeking the help of a professional dog trainer or behaviorist to work on the dog’s fear and socialization.
With patience, understanding, and the right approach, it’s possible to help the dog overcome their past trauma and learn to trust humans again.
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