We have decided to take the plunge and get another dog, after a long break. I have never owned a dog but my wife has a fair bit of experience with them in the past, having owned a number of breeds.
We are now into our second day with our dog, which is 16 months old, and appears to have had little training. She is a large dog, and has never been indoors in her life, but so far has adapted well to it, not soiling indoors but going outside instead.
We are unsure as to what to expect as she goes forward in her time at home. At the moment she is comfortable around us, and will lay with us for periods of time. However it is easy to disturb her and she will start pacing around the house and outside. She will not come to us when called by her name either. Is this normal, or is there an issue.
I understand that she is in a new home, and maybe the solution is patience. She is a really nice dog and we look forward to having her for a significant period of time. I think if she was able to come to us on command then the rest of the training will be much easier.
Can anybody shed any light on this or advise of their own experiences