Japanese Chin Question

I just purchased a five month only Japanese Chin/cross. He seems to be getting fond of us. But...


I just purchased a five month only Japanese Chin/cross. He seems to be getting fond of us. But will not come when called all of the time. he keeps backing up outside. in the house he'll run over to his rug/pillow and sit. Like he is afraid of us. We have always been gentle with him. How do you get the timidness out of him so he will always come enthusiaticly to us when called.? He gets all excited to see us when we let him out of his pen. How can we get the excitedness to last all of the time? WE've had him about 3 weeks...it is a matter of time?

    In Japanese Chin - Asked by Anonymous - 12/8/2010 1:02:02 PM
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
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