So we went to Spokane Friday to weight Talon for the apartments records and since we where there we walked around Petsmart for a while. There's really no dog stores here, so he hasn't been around that many people and no dogs in about....a month. Well, probably 3 weeks. lol Anyways, before we moved he was doing great! He'd walk up to strange people to sniff, showed a lot of interest in greeting (well, at least to get a treat) with little fear. He was still intimidated by some guys, but would at least approach or watch them walk past without issue. Most women he would let snuggle him and enjoyed it. Well, when we got here it seemed like he reverted horribly with people. There's not a ton of people most of the time and when he saw someone he started "woof"ing a bit and backing away. So I was slightly nervous about our trip to Petsmart. Well, he did GREAT! ^_^ He walked right up to people, he sniffed them, he let three ladies, one guy, and 2 small kids (one about 7ish the other 3ish) pet him. He seemed to think the kids tasted great because they had just had suckers LOL Everyone else he walked by without any issue, no barking at all. He was slightly intimidated by the barking of a rather large Aussie, but that scared me too lol He met other puppies and dogs and he did pretty good. He's a bit of a pushy puppy but nothing too bad. He seems to think it's very rude for the other puppies to want to immediately jump on him instead of sniffing first lol Then we came home and now he's doing great here as well. So that's the brag, here's the question. David seems to think he just was going through another fear period or it was the stress of the move that caused the fear of people again. He just seems to suddenly wake up and be fearful, then, after a while, he is happy to see people again. When are the fear periods again? I know there are a couple, I just wasn't sure the right times exactly. It could also be that we moved from a fairly large city (people everywhere all the time) to a small town (3-4 people in a day that he sees). We got him back into a pup socialization class. He had the option of puppy obedience (basics, but he already knows most of those) or socialization, and since he has issues with people and sometimes a bit pushy with dogs we chose socialization. That should start wednesday.