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My 1.5 year old Aussie doesn't like to play, isn't incredibly interested in treats, and I'd say she's interested in me about 85% of the time. However my Aussie Collie, mom is an Aussie, dad is a Border Collie, loves her kennel and sleeping. She is also anything but affectionate. When we try obedience training she quickly wants to hide no matter how I try to change my voice. She likes to run but only with other dogs her size and often tumbles (is that normal?). I'm just worried I'm not giving her enough love or whatever she may need. She did live in a yard for the first year of her life with little interaction. She has great herding instincts while on the ranch she grew up on, but with me she will occasionally want to play tag. She does have this weird sense/connection to me when I have anxiety attacks she will jump up and make me pet her.
How do I get her interested in toys and training? Is she normal?