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Abused Australian Shepard
We just got a 10 month old Australian Shepard and he was a cattle dog until we got him. Now he has 10 acres to run and play on. Very loving and eager to please. But the reason we got him was because the original owners beat him alot because he was not up to par herding cattle as their other dogs were. Taking him to a vet next week for shots and general health check up.
We plan on taking him to a professional trainer next week. However he was very shy around us at first but he is coming along nicely since he has been with us. For now... we are just letting him feel his way around and playing with him alot. But because he had lots of beatings from original owners for not herding properly he approaches us very cautiously with ears back and a low crawl. Not aggressive with us at all. I guess it will just take time and lots of love.
Anyway... two questions...
1.) Any suggestions on how to help him come around?
2.) The whites of his eyes are about 70% red... is that normal?
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