Our newly adopted dog is afraid if both my husband and myself. She also won’t let us pet her if she’s awake. I miss my happy playful puppy dog. Being abused by a man may cause a lifelong fear of all men. She pees and poops when we have to pick her up. My dog is brilliant with everybody, especially my now toddler but is afraid of my partner. Obie was afraid that my friend’s boyfriend might also become loud and obnoxious, so he was reacting accordingly. Dogs bond based on scent, associations they learn during puppyhood, and their unique personality traits. Although it stings a little, the reasons your dog bonded with someone else likely have nothing to do with you. But for some reason she seems extra scared of my boyfriend. Hello, ... She is almost 2 now. My yorkie is scared of my boyfriend and pees when punished. A fearful dog does not need comforting and definitely does not need the human sharing in that fear. For a while it was so bad that he would hide his tail and squeal if he had to get past him. If he approaches her she pees on the floor ( she's house trained besides that) they avoid eachother as much as they can.i figured after a while they would get used to each other but they haven't. Please help. I have a little pomeranian/chihuahua mix. Posted : 11/17/2007 10:01:11 PM. We try to avoid picking her up. I moved in with him and he said I could bring my dog with me if she behaves and gets trained more. For the majority of dogs, this is not the most likely culprit, though. Whenever he is around she pants excessively, shakes and her tail is inbetween her legs. In many cases, being afraid of men can be traced to a lack of socialization with men when the dog was a puppy. Even a dog that has lived with a … We can’t tell our dogs that everything is going to be okay with words, but we can definitely show them with our actions and energy. I got my dog a few weeks ago. The Final Word Most of the time, differences between your partner and your dog can be resolved with a bit of work. I have a 5 year old staff (f) and recently my bf has started staying over, my dog who is usually an extremely lively and friendly dog has suddenly shown signs of extreme anxiety towards my bf. She hides behind me, snaps at him, and sometimes she even pooh's or tinkles she he gets near her (even after she had just gone outside). Stay calm, and don’t be afraid… The biggest problem is he will not go near my boyfriend at … My dog is suddenly scared of my boyfriend if myself or my mum is around, when we arent home she loves him (she is an eight year old maltese shi-zu) when im around she will hide behind me ad follow me around trying to avoid him, she also shivers. By nature, she is a little skittish and has always been slightly more skittish around men. He is a little over five months, and is afraid of people, but more afraid of men. 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