Sheltie socialization

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Sheltie socialization

Post by Karen Sturtevan » Thu, 19 Mar 1998 04:00:00



My 7 month old sheltie female came from the same breeder as my first
sheltie 9 years ago (who died recently).  My first sheltie was very
outgoing and not really afraid of people at all.  The breeder socialized
her well when she was young and I took her everywhere once I got her.  My
current sheltie however, is very afraid of anyone other than me and my
S.O., until she gets to know them (by being around someone at least 3
occasions).  Why is she so shy if she was socialized properly?  I did
take her places once I got her (at 12 weeks).  Is it just that it's a
different genetic line?

Karen
Seabrook, NH

 
 
 

Sheltie socialization

Post by Doug Tricari » Thu, 19 Mar 1998 04:00:00



Quote:

>My 7 month old sheltie female came from the same breeder as my first
>sheltie 9 years ago (who died recently).  My first sheltie was very
>outgoing and not really afraid of people at all.  The breeder
socialized
>her well when she was young and I took her everywhere once I got her.
My
>current sheltie however, is very afraid of anyone other than me and my
>S.O., until she gets to know them (by being around someone at least 3
>occasions).  Why is she so shy if she was socialized properly?  I did
>take her places once I got her (at 12 weeks).  Is it just that it's a
>different genetic line?

>Karen
>Seabrook, NH

Dogs are more like children than robots.  Some dogs are naturally shy,
some naturally outgoing.  We have two pug siblings, one male, one
female, who've been raised together exactly the same yet they have
personality differences.

Doug