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Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care
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Timid Australian Shepherd

by Michaelan Barngrover
(South Carolina)


I've had my Aussie Finn for about a week now and he's almost 14 weeks and he's still so timid. He deals with being pet but you can tell he doesn't really like it unless it's me.

I'm a first time Australian Shepherd owner but I feel like a puppy at this age is crazy and wants to play all the time and that's just not him. I wanted to know if he's just a very laid back dog or if this was the breed and if there was something I could do to help it. Thanks

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puppy
by: jcrply

I would recommend taking your pup to a vet you trust and having a complete exam, including blood work, just to be sure the pup is healthy.

Socialize
by: Anonymous

My first aussie was the same way. Afraid of everyone but me. He wasn't socialized properly before I got him and with him being in his fearful stage, a new owner and surroundings he was incredibly timid.
I would get him into a puppy kindergarten right away to get him socialized.

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