Hi everyone! I have two bassets, Fred who is 8 1/2 and Sophie who is 6 months. We have had Sophie since she was 8 weeks old so I know she has never been mistreated but she acts fearful of everyone and everything. She loves Fred and us but other people and dogs terrify her even if she sees that Fred likes them. She has some dog neighbors that she plays with through the fence but they are all small breeds and they've never met without the fence in between. The breeder that we got her from said she was always hesitant to come up to the gate with the rest of her litter so is this just her personality? We have had doggy play dates with one of Fred's friends (who is a lab) and that was not a good day for Sophie. I don't know of any other basset owners that she could play with since she would probably react better to someone like herself and Fred. If anyone has any tips that would be great. Thanks so much!