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Newbie here….thanks in advance for helping.

We have a 3 1/2 month old Basenji / Rat Terrier mix, we've been trying so hard to socialize her, but she is becoming so timid. We're enrolled in Puppy Kindergarten, she cowards behind me & (like a true basenji) so not into saying hello to the other humans.

Lately, on walks she freaks when she hears another dog barking & forget her going out to potty!

I've read so many post here, but I'm still confused how to help her!

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New to the forum, we have a 3 1/2 month old female Basenji/Rat Terrier mix.

My question is:
How do I get her to be social? We're enrolled in Puppy Kindergarten class & she wants nothing to do with the other dogs/people.

I owned a Rat Terrier for 15 years & researched the Basenji side before we adopted her. We've done frequent trips to the vet, pet store & Lowes, but it seems she's become more & more "scared". If our neighbors dog is out or she even hears a dog barking, she wants to run right back inside the house. Obviously, I read that they become attached to their pack & are weary of strangers, but she wants NOTHING to do with anyone else. We've (it's myself, husband & daughter) tried the excited talk, we've tried a firm No, we're at a loss as what to do. Thank you in advance for any ideas/feed back.

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