Our new puppy Nelli is very skiddish and nervous of just about everything. From what I know that guy that rescued them didn't take them out or do much. The mom and pups lived in his laundry room. He only had them for a month after he rescued them, but they weren't living a good life at the place before he took them in. I would have preferred not to take a puppy from such conditions, but she was the last puppy, and he was taking her to the shelter. My roomie feel for the poor pup and brought her home. Don't get me wrong, I love her, I just know that she is going to be a lot of work, and training. I just hope I'm up for the challenge! I know he didn't have kids, only had a small min pin dog, and not many people came over to see the pups. He also never took them anywhere except to the vet. She is 11 weeks, and I know they should be socialized long before 12 week mark. I help run a daycare out of my house, so her being comfortable people coming and going is a must. She has so far become comfortable with me, my roommate, and my mom, and Remi. She doesn't like Chance for some reason. Everyone else she sees scares the day lights out her, and she runs back to our room. I don't want to force her into a situation that makes her become more withdrawn, but I'm not sure what to do. Shes's scared of loud noises, people, sudden movements, and just about anything else you can think of. How do I build her confidence to explore the house, and go up to the kids, and adults? And eventually to go for walks, and go places without being scared of everything. I tried having my niece throw treats to her, she will eat the treat and then try to hide behind me, or run back to where she was. She will not take food from anybodies hand unless its me or the roomie. Should I get her used to the clients and daycare children before taking her out to see other stuff or just do both at the same time? I am within walking distance to a park, so I'm considering carrying her there and just letting her watch people/ ducks/ other animals from a distance. Will this be too much for her to handle? My biggest concern is her fear turning into a fear based aggression towards people, and other animals. I am going to try filming her later today, or tomorrow so I can show you guess what she looks like. I'm sure I have more questions, that I'm forgetting.