I foster dogs for a local rescue. I presently have a 10 month old great…

I foster dogs for a local rescue. I presently have a 10 month old great dane/lab mix. He was an owner surrender..they adopted the dog from the local SPCA after 2 months they decided he was to much work.
My problem is I can not get the dog off my front porch. He is fearful of leaving the porch. I have tryed coaxing with treats, different collars. It is difficult even with 3 people. Any suggestions?

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7 years ago

Hi Linda, This dog has been through a lot for being so young. Have you tried spending some time with the dog on the porch just petting him and calming him down? If he feels safe and bonds to you or someone in your home then maybe he will be more apt to come into the home. I know when I rescued my dog Toby, I had to spend a lot of time next to him and comforting him before he felt comfortable in my home. Also, have you offered him a Kong stuffed with treats or some kind of… Read more »