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I am so happy that you adopted Gru...I am proud that you would take him since he is a bit older. This running away from you tells you that he does not trust people in general. You will have to work every day at earning Gru's trust by giving him small treats when you come home, talking to him in a soft voice and allowing him to run away if he feels threatened even though you are not threatening him. Purchase a DAP Collar at the pet store. This is a canine pheromone that acts as a calming agent and will decrease his anxiety and help to earn his trust more quickly. I am sure there is something to Gru reacting to you leaving him which is part of that "trust" issue....keep working on it,,....you are doing great but 3 weeks is not much time with a sweet dog that does not trust in many people.Does that make sense to you?
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You said it yourself that he is bonded to you and many dogs will only bond with one person. Try the tricks I told you. Gru has trust issues for sure and you will be the one he responds to.