Abused Mini Aussie
(Gun Barrel City, Texas)
I got my little Misty two weeks ago from a dog trainer. She is a purebred. I have never seen a dog this afraid. She is starting to come around a little and is very attached to me. However, I still can not get her to come out of her cage without literally reaching in and pulling her out.
Once she's out she's ok. Very skittish though. My brother lives with me and it's obvious she is terrified of him. He has tried to talk in a low soft voice and she cowers and runs from him. I believe she has been abused by a man.
The dog trainer, who happens to be my sister-in-law, said it's just their nature which I do not believe is the reason.
She has made her a cage dog, which I do not like, and has 3 different leashes for her. One for in the cage, one for outside and one for walking. HELP!