So Jett is home and I noticed the first day that I brought her here that she is, not shy, but skittish and hand shy. She isn't fearful of new things, but she is very very wary of them. She starts at loud noises, fast hand movement, strangers talking loudly, etc. If Ozzy doesn't freak about it, she doesn't, and investigates fairly quickly. She is very wary of strangers, and she prefers if they don't look at her while she sniffs them. Once she sniffs them for awhile, as long as they don't make fast movements or loud noises she is fine with them. She won't accept food from strangers though until she's met them a few times or gets comfortable with them quickly (mostly women). Men scare her, and she doesn't like them to reach for her. Her hind end is rather goosey and if you touch her there, if she isn't expecting it, she jumps forward. This also happens just about anywhere you touch her if she isn't expecting it. I'm thinking that this is just a lack of novel experiences and with time she will get over it. She quickly investigates things that Ozzy has no fear of, including people and things. She is a bit afraid of dogs larger than her. Anyone have any suggestions? She is a very nice dog, she needs some work, but she is wonderful with children and other dogs, it just seems to be adults she is afraid of, and she gets over her object fear quickly if she is allowed to inspect it (like with a brush) or if Ozzy shows no fear of it (like with my mothers bus) I'm just not sure what I should be doing besides taking her out everyday like I do. I've been walking her far and wide and just walking normally like everything is okay. Ozzy goes with us and they walk very well together.