I am new. we got our brown tri colour kelpie girl Maddie last July, when she was 8 months old. she had already been working on a sheep farm but apparently was a "reject" as she was too timid. I have the feeling she must have been abused by humans or the pack as when she first came to us you couldn't touch her from behind anywhere without her jumping nervously. she is a sweet girl and very smart always comes when she is called can sit and stay (sort of) and is eager to please. But...I cant for the life of me get her to shake hands or pet her without her going all submissive and lying on her back. is there any way this can be resolved? It would be great to be able to pet her without her collapsing on the ground every time. she is a lot better and more confident nowadays but is still a real scaredy cat with any thing new and hates, to the point of wetting....water so she is a bit smelly as we cant put her through the bathing process very often, it is pitiful... any ideas how to train her?