Why Won't My Two Year Old Aussie Run Or Play?
I just adopted the most sweet gentle two year old Aussie from a rescue in August of 2011. I had just lost my Border Collie of 13 years and was left with a broken heart. When I saw Mandy she was shy and reserved and l could tell see was in need of a loving home. We have bonded and she won't leave my side, she is fully house broken and gets along with my ten year old cats.
We go to the park and she won't run or play, I get different toys and treats, nothing interests her except me. She is perfectly happy laying on the couch and not getting up for anything, including the door bell. I have never heard her whine, whimper or bark. This is the strangest personality I have encountered with a herding breed. It's as if she doesn't know how to be a dog! I have had her with other dogs in the neighborhood and she just watches them run circles around her.
If anyone has any suggestions about this behavior and how to get her to play, I would be very happy for her! My vet checked her and can find nothing physical or medical wrong with her.
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