How to Help a Shy Dog Make Friends

It’s impossible to predict the personality of a dog. While a pint-sized Bichon Frise may have an enormous, over-the-top presence, a towering Great Dane could cower every time someone new walks into the room. Many different theories exist as to why this is the case, but the fact of the matter is, when you get a shy dog, you get a shy dog. You can’t change his personality. You can, however, reshape some of his problematic behaviors to help him open up and make four-legged friends. Here are a few how-to tips.