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Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care

Very Timid 2-Year-Old Rescue Australian Shepherd

by Kate
(St. Louis)

We got a 2-year-old female Australian Shepherd from a shelter. She looked timid and cautious but we thought with time she would adjust. It now has been over a month and it doesn't look like she's getting any better.

She stays in her bed all day long and barely moves. Even when we are not home she doesn't get up and walk around the house (we have an Amazon camera in our living room and can see what she's up to). She doesn't want to come to us when we call her name.

She loves being petted and played with but only if we come to her and sit down next to her bed. The vet had her checked and physically there is nothing wrong with her.

We tried taking her for a walk but she refused to walk. It's getting to the point that her paw pads are getting rough because she doesn't walk.

She's very sweet and house trained. We are at loss. We want her to be active and want to give her a happy life but don't know we can do to make her more confident.

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by: Renee

It takes a long time for an Australian Shepherd to get used to his surroundings. Depression may be the cause. I got my Aussie a playmate (Cocker Spaniel) and she broke out of her shell and smiles all the time. They're inseparable. Bless you for caring and loving your dog. Aussies are just like a two-year-old. I talk to my Aussie as if she was a two-year-old. I'm sure your Aussie's beautiful loving and loyal personality will be showing soon.

by: Anonymous

Would setting up a routine help? Some dogs feel reassured if they know what's going to happen.

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