Evening all, posting again just to list some behaviours i've seen and would like to understand more about. This isn't necessarily a list of behaviours i'm unhappy with just ones I would like to understand more, although if there is a way to help unlearn undesired behaviours i'm happy to take that on board. A bit of background information; Glyn is 15 months old and is a failed sheepdog. He previously lived on a farm all his life in kennels never indoors. He's been around various people, cats and children in his life. Never lead trained either. Constant following. Literally like a shadow. typically right behind me, sometimes so close I don't notice him at first. To the sink, sofa, tv, to tidy up. Anything I do he follows. If he's on his bed relaxing slightly at the sound of a noise he will open his eyes and if I move an inch he's at my side more than any dog i've ever known before. Strange about his back end. He doesn't like anything near it or even if he is petted there. When he's met other dogs and they're nose to nose his tail wags and he seems happy, until they attempt to go anywhere behind him. He just seems really jumpy about his rear. Sudden lying down If he does do something undesired, i.e jumps on the bed and i say 'off' in a firm but not angry tone he will just lie flat. No amount of repetition will help, the only way he will move is if i walk off and only because he wants to follow me. This isn't when i'm going to bed, it's when I go up there to do something quickly. He does the same on the sofa. Also I try not to let him bound up the stairs after me if i'm just popping to the loo so we've worked on the 'stay' command which he is slowly learning, however sometimes I come back down and he is by the living room doorway low to the ground and will not budge although he hasn't been scolded just asked to stay. Doesn't know how to play? It's hard to explain, he's got a wide selection of toys. He's got a couple he likes to chew up, but if I ever pick them up randomly to encourage a play session he has no interest in them (although he does when he just sit alone). If I throw anything to the side of him he seems to flinch more than anything (soft toys, never aimed at him just into an open space he can see), he is like this with every toy I've tried so far and also really hates squeakers. Won't sit When we've attempted the sit command as we've always done it; gets dogs attention with tasty treat and move it in a way it encourages them to sit but say *sit* just as they do it. he won't sit, he sort of crouches? for lack of better word. he can sit as he sits by my feet, but when it's incorporated into a training session we get the awkward crouch we just aren't sure why. These are just a few main points off the top of my head. He seems quite nervous, I know the breed are very sensitive to things so can put some reactions down to this, but obviously if he is scared of things I want to help him not be. We don't play into the anxiousness by overly fussing and saying 'it will all be okay' as we don't want to make him feel like it's okay to feel that way, we try to distract him with something he enjoys so it gets his tail wagging again, that said it's hard to interact with him in a playful manner as all he seems to do is follow anyone around and not want to play with things or interact with us in that way. We are aware some things he has never experience due to his upbringing and so are trying to do so gently, but it would be good to know what other people with BCs enjoy, what are their personalities, what makes them happy and excited so we can maybe try this with Glyn. He's coming on really well into domesticated life, he enjoys his chews and his bed and a fuss now and again and has slowly mastered lead walking to the point where I think he enjoys a long walk now. But any information is well received obviously. Anything to get him out of his shell and help him relax. He also does take treats as a rewards but doesn't seem to be very focussed on training with reward, we are planning to try changing the rewards up to extra super tasty things to see if that makes a difference. We did think maybe an adaptil diffuser would help him just feel more relaxed but i'm unsure if it would work in this situation. If you've read this far thank you on behalf of us and Glyn!