Australian Shepherd Shyness
Hi, I recently bought a 1 year old Australian Shepherd from a woman that did not have time for the dog. She would leave him out in the yard all day and he was never really socialized. We have only had him for 4 days, but he is very nervous and very shy. He paces around the house sometimes and even when my daughter comes over about 3 times a day, he will bark and be shy around her. Will socializing help him? He is not playful at all either. He is fine with our Jack Russell but around people he is always nervous, although he was never abused in any way. We will be taking him to obedience training for the next 10 weeks, but will he always be shy and un-playful?