My dog, Pippa, was rescued from the side of the road at about 5 months old. The vet told us most likely she was abused because she was scared of everything especially humans. The vet thinks she is a beagle-dachshund mix. She is now about 9 months old and has came a long way. She is comfortable around me and my wife while we are all at home and has learned to sit and give a paw. She also responds to her name well. The some of the issues we are having with her are potty training, walking, listening outside our home, and fear with strangers. The latter two are our biggest issues. Once we leave our home she rarely will respond to us or sit for us. And while walking anywhere if we come into contact with a person or even withing eye sight of a person she freaks out. If the person or people are close enough she will defecate (she even does this when people come into our home) and she will try and run away and pull away in any direction. We have tried keeping the leash short so she can't do anything, sitting her down, holding her, telling her it is ok but nothing will calm her down. After passing or seeing a person she is even scared of us and doesn't want us petting her. Please help!