I got my Sheltie at 13 months from his breeder and he was nervous and afraid of everything and everyone.I don't know what happened at the breeders, but I think he lacked stimulation. I have had him for 1 1/2 years now, and what seemed to work was lots of socializing with lots of different people who can be calm and quiet around him. I also had 'special' (weiners work),treats to give to people to give to my pup. Make sure you don't get people to 'help' who are loud and move quickly- Shelties in general don't like that. Eventually my pup warmed up. He is still nervous a bit, but that's just a breed trait. Good luck.
Answered by Anonymous - 2/21/2012 2:11:48 PM