Hubby and I decided to step up and foster a pair of beagles through our local rescue who needed a place. They arrived on Friday, and it's been an interesting weekend- a lot of fun, and a little drama. In particular, the boy has a lot of tension and fear to work through. I think that he has a slightly anxious personality to begin with, and everything new scares him. He's doing really well at trusting us to help him work through it, all things considered, but I wondered if anyone had any suggestions about how to help him not be so fearful on walks, in particular. He reacts to bikes, strangers, other dogs, strollers, just about anything. I know that a lot of it is just going to take time and practice. When he reacts, he sometimes barks and growls a bit, but I don't think it's an intentionally aggressive stance- I think he's just terrified and wants to make sure that the object, person, or animal that he's scared of stays away. I intend to take him out on his own, so that I can work with him a bit one-on-one.