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I have an Australian Shepherd that I rescued over a year ago. At the youngest, he is 3 yrs old now but he could be older. When I got him, he new nothing. He was timid, submissive and anxious. All of that has been successfully worked through and he is a fantastic dog overall. The only thing I still can’t seem to “fix” is his opinion on learning.
He finally knows all of the basic commands but has always seems to hate learning. I’ve read up on body language and when asking him to preform a command or when trying to teach a new one, he pulls his ears back and hunches over, closing his mouth tight and tries to end the training session ASAP. He has little interest in food, even real meat and he seems totally disinterested in doing tricks, solving puzzles, or doing any thing “enriching.”
So half the time I’ll ask him to do something, he will just hunch over and stare at me looking miserable. I’ve tried using play and toys to reward him but he responds even less to commands because he is so focused on play. Like I said, he is generally well behaved so the fact that he doesn’t want to do tricks or commands isn’t that bad but I do wish he could learn a few more things and listen maybe just a bit better. Sometimes it comes across as him being very stubborn. As I also mentioned he has almost no desire to participate in enriching activities such as chewing on bones, sniffing, solving dog puzzles or eating out of Kongs. I feel like this is related and feel badly leaving him home all day since he doesn’t do anything.
Any tips or suggestions? Could it have something to do with being neglected as a puppy? Is it a personality trait or something I’m doing wrong?
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