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Older Australian Shepherd Not Adjusting and Seems Scared of Me
I just adopted a 2-year-old Australian Shepherd who was living on a farm with a large family. Since he's been in our home he runs away any time we get close. He's let my kids pet him once.
I haven't even been able to take him on a walk because he won't let me close. As a result he goes to the bathroom in the house. I'm concerned we're going to have trouble house traininghim if we wait too long to correct this.
I want to give him space but at the same time am ready to get him used to our home and start taking him on walks and start with training.