Hey everyone! So recently I adopted Ava, she's a 3 and half month old WGSD. I've had a little bit of trouble with her over the course of the week that I've had her. I know that for dogs, this age is their prime time to be enrolled in class and I've tried looking all around my local classifieds site (kijiji) and had no luck.
I'm a student at the University of Waterloo - I study finance and economics (yes, a lot of math) and live just at the outskirts of the school [N2L3Y8]. It is important to note that as a student, I do not have a car and you will most probably have to come here.
Having said that, The main issues I'm having difficulty with Ava consist of the following:
- Separation anxiety
- Extreme amount of wariness and reluctance upon hearing the door open, and when someone approaches her (I live in a house with a few other guys so this tends to happen a lot)
- Can't get her to make eye contact when she hear her name. Granted she's only been with me for a week, but I've read that some dogs pick it up as early as their second day.
So if you think that you can help me out, please give me a shout! I'd really appreciate any help that I can get... I wanna break these habits as soon as we can.