The fearful, or shy Papillon puppy can be born in a litter, where all other litter mates may have wonderful, outgoing temperaments.He can be noticed right away in early development stage. He will react in fear in just about everything: rough playing litter mates, barks, loud noises, strange people,- you name it.
The puppy had the same experience, and treatment like all the others, but most likely the shyness will remain for the rest of his life.
A shy Papillon puppy does best in a quiet home with mature people, no children, and a regulated schedule.
If you picked up such a puppy from somewhere, have the house full of kids, constantly folks running in and out of the house, taking trips..... find a stable life-style for him somewhere else, where one is mostly home, has little guests and lives a quiet life. And get yourself a new puppy, from a reputable breeder, and look at the parents of the Papillon puppy.
under the proper circumstances a shy Papi turns out to be a devoted, sweet little guy.