LOL!!! My little feral houla, Addison, bows down all the time! It is more likely her puppyhood that has caused her to be timid...our older houla is very outgoing and friendly, etc. Again, SOCIALIZE HER ASAP (without overwhelming her) and as much as possible. It took us months for Addison to come into the house without being "directed gently in person", 5 months to let us pet her, and so on. She had had NO human contact as a puppy, literally. She now puts her head on my lap, seeks affection, is easily directed (smart dogs), and sleeps with my daughter under the covers, lol!. I am SO glad she has the lab with her. She may bond to your lab and you will find them to be inseparable, as our two are!!! Our younger houla is much smaller than the other one, they will work it out, believe me. She is still a puppy, and your lab will teach her "manners". As far as timid houlas...hmmm....I always looked at Addison as having the worst puppyhood of any abused/neglected dog I ever met...and figured her hypervigilence to her environ is because of that. Not her genetics. Go to Facebook Catahoula Lovers and Wikipedia Catahoula Leopard Dog History....I really disagreed with a lot of the information in the link you posted!!!! His perspective is based on using the dog to hunt/herd boar!!! and that is his perspective...not a family pet per se!!