Dogs can very apprehensive to new faces and they can always be on their guard.
A Teddyhilton.com reader wants her boyfriend and her mini poodle to get along.
She writes to Dr. Patrick Mahaney:
I have a 2 year old mini poodle. She is very sweet and lovable toward the family, but is terrified when friends come to visit.
My boyfriend and I have been together for over a year and she still won't go near him.
Is there any way to help her become more comfortable around strangers? Help would be greatly appreciated!!!! Thank you!!!
Dr. Patrick responds: