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the main one being her desperate fear of my husband. We assume she was mistreated by a man before showing up at our door.
Actual most such fears are general from a lack of proper socialization as a puppy rather than mistreatment. A puppy that has little or no contact with men when an adult with fear them. A dog that has been abuse by a man will general fear than man but not all men. Of course there is no way of knowing for sure.

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It may surprise people to learn that it is fairly common for dogs to be afraid of men. While in some cases this fear may stem from being abused by a man, most of the time it is due to lack of socialization. Dogs who are fearful of men should be slowly desensitized to men in a nonthreatening manner. Keep in mind that a fearful dog may growl, snap, or bite someone as a result of this fear.[/url]

She was okay with the male vet, but my husband and a family friend of ours freak her out. She just rolls over with her feet in the air, or cowers and walks sideways away. We had a small victory when we started having my husband feed her and giver treats.
I would suggest CAUTIOUS CANINE - HOW TO HELP DOGS CONQUER THEIR FEARS, 2ND EDITION

for a systematic counter conditioning/desenstization program to help with her fear. other resources include fearful dogs
 
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