Newfoundland Question

Okay, we got our newf almost 4 weeks ago. She is 2 years old and from a kennel with about 10 or...


Okay, we got our newf almost 4 weeks ago. She is 2 years old and from a kennel with about 10 or 11 other newf's. I've heard that they don't adapt well to new families and I am seeing this. She is afraid of her own shadow. We can't move without her jumping. Every day we have to coax her to come to us again and then she is okay but start all over again after she hasn't seen us for a couple hours. She wont' go in her crate. I am at my wits end. For her sake, do we keep trying and hope she gets over it or let her go back to her breeder. We don't want to but her nerves seem to be on edge constantly. Advice please.

    In Newfoundland - Asked by Anonymous - 11/4/2011 7:21:18 AM
You need to work with her. newfies do not like to be left for any length of time. I have had newfies before and they are so loving and caring they need room to run and play and alot of exercise. I hope this helps you out
    Answered by Anonymous - 12/20/2011 1:03:16 PM


I got a 3 year old newfie about 2 months ago from a breeder who kept her in a cage. She has not had a lot of contact. It has taken her this long to warm up to us, she will now lay her head on my lap, loves treats but still requires a lot of coexing. I say, keep trying, and she will come around. I would not trade my gal "baby" for the world. she is even warming up to my 2 children 9 and 10. good luck
    Answered by Anonymous - 12/24/2011 2:06:24 AM


I have never had this breed but about to get one.. however,, my girlfriend had a rescue dog .. unknown breed.. was always afarid.. did not come out from under her bed for almost a year... when my girlfriend and I got together I loved her dog as I loved my own.. at the time she was afarid of all people.. of every noise.. now she is " almost as good" as my dog candy was( my dog was always the best.. lol isnt everyones).... she is even being trained as a therapy dog now... I believe that no matter what the breed they need your love and understanding.. if you love your new pet never give up on trying to help her.. it will always be worth it in the end... would you give up on your children if they had a problem??? of course not... my dogs have always been family not pets... try everything and keep trying and know it can take a lot of time so your new pet knows you love them unconditionaly. Good luck
    Answered by Anonymous - 3/15/2013 10:00:41 PM