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Do I simply walk away when I see one to what I figure is a safe distance and reward with a treat? What do I start with? Should I work with her on this every day?

Or just keep her separated in another room and only expose her to the guests for a little while?


Yes. You need to make things as low key as possible. That might cut into walks or result in her being away from guests in another room, but for now that's better than overwhelming her with scary people/things. Take your key from her behavior. If she's shaking, frantic and peeing everywhere, it's way too much.

Kabota is from rural Kentucky and his first month with us he was especially reactive to things: the clink of his collar on his food bowl, the sound traffic lights make when they change, the wind snapping a flag around, garbage trucks, etc. He wasn't as bad as Blue, but it does take some managing to handle, i.e., avoiding flags if we've already run into the traffic light, learning the garbage routes to avoid them, etc.
 
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