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Your dog is likely genetically programmed to be afraid. Did you ever get to see the parents and how they act? How big is this dog?

The very best thing you can do is try to keep things positive and happy and not push or pull. The more opportunity the dog has to go forward on his own, the better. Steps forward should be heavily rewarded with food IF he will take food (and it needs to be the best food like roast beef or something else the dog is a bit crazy over). This is a very incremental process and will take a lot of time.

This type of dog is always going to be limited. Your "job" is to try to make him comfortable in his own skin in the house and outside the house. A dog that submissive pees and also loses control of his bowels is going to be a life long challenge.
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