Shetland Sheepdog - Sheltie Question

My female Sheltie is 3 and a half years old and we moved from R.I. to California a few months...


My female Sheltie is 3 and a half years old and we moved from R.I. to California a few months ago. She has always been an easy going friendly dog, but since we have been here she is afraid to take walks and any noise she hears. It's heartbreaking to see her this way and I would like to know if there is anything that we can do to ease her fear, she is only comfortable inside the apartment complex.

    In Shetland Sheepdog - Sheltie - Asked by Anonymous - 7/8/2011 5:22:36 PM
It can take a long time for a sheltie to get used to new environments. Take her for a walk on a leash to somewhere you can eat a snack or have a picnic or read a book. Dogs imitate their people. When she sees you relax for up to an hour in a new place she will start to relax. Take her to as many different places as you can, it will take several walks. If there is a place along the way to your destination, stop and hang around, read a book, sit on a bench, etc.
    Answered by wywildfire - 7/22/2011 4:51:18 PM
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