Several months ago we adopted a 4 year old Belgian Malinois. Rose has become a great addition to our household - lively, affectionate and pretty fearless. The vacuum cleaner and most loud noises in the house don't seem to bother her. She loves go go for walks and we've been all over the neighborhood. But she's not so fond of our own backyard. Our backyard borders a golf course, with a green just short distance beyond a narrow tree line. The sound of golf clubs hitting a golf ball seems to really frighten her. If we take her into the yard with us, she seems a little apprehensive, but she will stay and explore a little - until she hears the sound of the golf club. Then she immediately wants to leave the yard or go back into the house. This poses a problem since there are golfers on the course almost every day when the weather is half-decent. I want her to be able to enjoy the yard with us, and I don't know how to get her over this fear. I tried taking hot-dog treats along outside one day and tried to make it a game, where every time we heard the golf club I gave her a tasty treat - but it didn't work - she was more frightened by the noise than she was interested in the treats. She has some toys, but she's not very driven by them, so I'm also doubtful that I could distract her with toys. Any suggestions?