So my fiancé and myself got our first dog together (Willow, she's right around 2). We've both had family dogs in the past, but have had this one for 4 days. Obviously new surroundings cause at least some form of anxiety. She's made herself very comfortable in home and that transition was a lot easier than I had expected. However, going on walks is a bit of a nightmare (mainly for her). She came from a "foster home" that was on the outskirts of rural neighborhoods. We are in a more compact area and relatively close to the highway. Meaning we can hear traffic as soon as we step out of our house and that is obviously multiplied for her. There's tons of new sounds/smells including kids yelling and smells from the traffic that doesn't help her much. We have a decent sized back patio that we were thinking of gating off to have her chill/relax out there with us to at least get used to the new sounds and activities. I don't want that to cause more stress by keeping her there, but not sure of other ways of helping her get desensitized and used to her new surroundings. She's also very reactive to other dogs, and I believe had a correcting incident with a young puppy off lead on her first night with us (Willow was the corrector) so I'm sure that threw her off a little as well. We have a good friend who's dog has been over multiple times before we got Willow and were thinking that he could help with the socializing aspect, considering he is a very well trained dog. Any help is very appreciated for desensitizing and also encountering new dogs!!