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I have reched my boiling point

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If anyone has any advice I would appreciate it. I adopted Sweetie Mid November. She has been fairly shy. She has now fallen into a routine but her manuerisms (sp?) are getting worse by the day.

Each morning she sleeps in bed until noon. I usually end up telling her to come out which she does. She walks in fear down the hall then runs out the door.

She used to stay out maybe 1-2 hours? then would either come back in or stay out until our walk in the woods which she loves.

She used to run to me to get the leash on and we would go. Now I cannot get her to come to me and it is getting very aggrivating. If I call her she looks at me then looks elswhere.

The other day I had to pick up my step son. I could not for the life of me get her in the house or near me.

I don't chase her, but even ignoring her is not working. I know this probably does not make sense so ask questions! I have hit boiling point and am ready to leave her out almost round the clock which I rather not do.
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I adopted a rescue dog three years ago as an adult. It takes a month or so for the true personality to emerge.....and usually with a TON of baggage to go with it. Love and patience will win the day.

Professional advice would be helpful; do tons of research and find some help. Using dominance exercises on a dog with that much anxiety will not be effective and will set your cause way back.

I haven't had the same experience with my rescue dog, but it still took almost a year before he learned how to play with toys. There are many people here with rescue dogs.......perhaps they will weigh in on your question.

I wish you luck; meantime, keep her on a leash both inside and outside the house. Keep her with you, build her confidence with treats and praise when she performs accepted behavior. Begin again with the bonding process and teach her what is expected with love and praise.
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