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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-09-2014, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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1 Year old Adpoted male GSD with Fear of Strangers

I adopted a 1 yr old GSD (3 days ago) from a family who's HOA wouldn't let them keep him since they did not have a fenced in back yard.

When we went to pick him up, he was scared and kept trying to run away from us (it was our first time meeting). After a little while, he kind of warmed up and we were able to get him into the car and head home.
We are already a parent to a 6 yr old GSD female.. They got along instantly and became best buds! But he continued to be fearful of us and would bark or run away.. Now he is attached to me but still a tiny bit fearful of my bf.
He was raised with 4 kids so he does fine with kids.. Mostly older kids and adults.

A male friend came over and he started barking and ran away.. all the way to the basement

Can anyone give me any advise?? I want him to be confident and happy pup!
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