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A former member...
Not wanting to take up too much time, I just will say I was a member a 2013 through most of 2014. I took a hiatus for several reasons. Our Sofie is now 2 years and 9 months old and is just a delight. EVERYBODY loves her (even all of the men in the family) and she doesn't know a stranger.
I have one issue that persists and I wonder, if it is more of a personality issue, than a training issue? We take her with us to the stores that allow dogs, to our grandkids outdoor sports (where allowed), to our married children's homes and on occasion to friend's homes. We have done this since she has been 6 months old. I honestly am perplexed at her behavior. She does not seem to be able to relax or settle for even 5 minutes anywhere outside of her own home and yard. She walks room to room constantly in the homes, pulls incessantly on the leash, pants and is in constant motion in the stores or at the parks. It is as if she is overstimulated in every situation outside of her home. Even though, she does not seem to mind being at home alone, I do not want her to become unsocial. My question is, do we leave her at home (we are still very active and involved with family) or continue taking her with us as often as we can?
As a side note, walks around the neighborhood use to be like this as well, but she has greatly improved, but still at times almost runs on these outings instead of walking (seemingly anxious to get home). We walk almost every day. Thank you for your thoughts...
Last edited by swaye; 09-18-2015 at 10:53 AM.