I picked up my border collie pup yesterday. Unfortunately, the breeder had selected the pup for me and I had no choice on which pup to take. First let me say, the pups were raised outside, had a lot of interaction with children, but not adults or other animals. She was active, playful and outgoing there. I know bringing her into my home with other (very large) pets has to be a shock for her. I have a very well balanced pack, so her coming here was greeted with mild curiosity and acceptance, even by the saint. She quickly decided my aussie was her new mother, probably because of the size, coat etc. However, she is being very shy. I do not want to force her, I am afraid that will make it worse. If I pick her up and love on her and letting her lay with me in the chair, she relaxes. She has had a few exploring sessions but on the sly when she thought no one was watching. I know one of the keys to this breed is socialize, socialize, socialize, but at the same time do not want to force her deeper into a shy behavior. I am hoping this is just the change in environment and new dogs, but not sure how to get her to come around without forcing the issue. She is eating and while I hold her and offer a milk bone she will chew on it and enjoy it, but I put her down and she slinks away to a place to lay down and hide. Right now, she found her crate, went in on her own and is napping there. Any thoughts on how to help her out of this? Thanks!