Help, my dog is insecure and fearful
Insecurity and fear arise from situation-related Overtaxing. Overtaxed because the dog doesn't know how to behave in a certain situation. Either he hasn't learned it or he was confronted with his surroundings incorrectly or confirmed in incorrect behavior.
Possible reactions to fear are: fight, flight or avoidance of contact. These reactions are dangerous for the dog and its surroundings.
However, if you confront the dog constructively, taking into consideration its nature, with such situations, the dog can deal with these situations and gains self-confidence. Mutual trust and respect are the requirement for this.
Learn at Thimba how you can confront your dog constructively with problematic situations and how you can build mutual trust and respect.