Your Japanese Chin/cros dog may not understand his name yet. The older a puppy is when it goes to a new home, the longer it will take to adjust and show affection to the new owners. We have pups around here (5 mon old) that have a harder time adjusting to strangers than, say, an 8 week old.
The pup may also not have been as socialized as you might have thought. It will definitely just take some time for him to get used to you and his name.
Try giving a treat when he comes when he's called or praising him often for the same thing. Dogs take a while to get used to their names.
Answered by ewokian - 12/10/2010 3:05:47 PM