My 13 year old son with aspergergers is having trouble adjusting to his new dog any suggestion on how to help him cope????

Robin - posted on 04/07/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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He is so nervous and I dont know how to make him calm down.HE was the one who wanted a dog now feels overwhelmed He wants to give her back and she is such a sweet dag loves everyone housebroke,crate trained loving

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Iridescent - posted on 04/08/2012

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Is it the responsibility that is too much? Maybe back off on what he's responsible for - make it a family pet, and for now he can adjust to petting her X many minutes per day. Then move on to walking once per day. And add to it, a little at a time, as he's able to adjust.

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Robin - posted on 04/09/2012

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Thank You for your respose we are trying this and day three was much better.

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