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Formerly Fearless Australian Shepherd Now Afraid And Skittish
My 20 month old Australian Shepherd girl has suddenly (last 2 weeks) become afraid of noises. She's skittish. No change in routine or food. Nothing has changed. For example I snapped shut a Tupperware container and she scrambled into her crate. Also some times during the day she sleeps behind a big chair almost like she's hiding. When she was in training the trainer said she was a dominant female and fearless. Now she seems to be afraid. Is this a phase? Any suggestions on how to treat? Or just ignore and hope she outgrows it.