Every puppy will encounter some situation at some point that intimidates them. Cosmo’s big one happened to be crossing the Brazos River at Dinosaur Valley State Park.
The first time I took Cosmo to the river and started hopping rocks across it, he made a scene! He whined and yipped trying to get his courage up to follow me, but he finally did. He made such a scene as we were walking people were saying “Oh! So you’re the one who was throwing a fit!” He’s a very confident puppy and despite all his loud complaining, I knew he would do it; all I had to do was go first.
And each time I hopped across after that he got better and better. The last try was no big deal!