Hello, my first time on forum and we need help a lot of help. We purchased a 8 month old Rat Terrier a month ago who had been returned to the Breeder from which she came. This dog has apparently been abused in some way, she wants to only lie on the couch and will not jump down, we have to pick her up and sit her on the floor then she starts going in and out of the den and kitchen never being still. She ate her food fairly good in the beginning but now is not eating much. She will not go outside unless we pick her up and take her out and then she will not stay in the yard, but runs up on the deck and does her business on the deck. Now she starts squirming to the point of it is very hard to hold on to her when we carry her out. She will not let you pick her up when she is on the floor, we can only pick her up when she is on the couch, then she will not try to jump up on the couch or jump down. She is afraid of everything and does not play with toys or anything else. We have only heard her bark once. We don't know what to do at this point and have talked about not keeping her as bad as we would not won't to. Our Rat Terrier that we had for 13 years and died last year was a completely different dog. We would like to take her to a dog trainer but cannot financially do that at this time. We would so much like to hear from folks as for as things to try to get her to trust us and not be so skittish, she is a very pretty dog and we want to keep her if we can.