This is the first time I’ve ever seen Lark afraid of anything! She doesn’t mind loud noises, weird surfaces, balloons, costumes, etc. and for the record, we had been training and playing in this room with the wolf statue in it for a good 30 minutes prior to this! I did let her puzzle it out for maybe 2-3 minutes bc I didn’t really know what to expect, but I did not want to her stay nervous for long. After the second video, I stopped recording and worked on desensitization exercises. It only took another minute or two before she was posing with it and eating treats off its head!
Personally I’m proud of her for working through her fear so quickly and confidently, especially after being so unsure. What a cool puppy!