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The trick to working with him is going to be first giving him a chance to just decompress and get the stress hormones out of his body. Doing that will help keep trigger stacking from happening. Trigger stacking is when the things he fears just add up 1 after another then something mild happens and he over reacts. Sort of like when you have a really bad day, where everything went wrong, and then come home have a glass of water spill and have a meltdown because you just couldn't take anymore. Give him a week or two off and try your best to keep whatever you know that he fears from happening.

Once that time is up then you can try working with him, the sites that SusanLynn linked you to are awesome for giving tips on working with fearful dogs. What you'll be doing is very slowly introducing him to the stuff he fears while giving him little pieces of very high value treats to teach him that the scary things cause good things to happen to him so he doesn't have to be afraid of them.

Working with him will be slow, after all you are changing the way he thinks and feels, but it does work. Also remember you'll have set backs and days that you doubt that he's getting better at all and wonder why he's acting up when yesterday he did so good. At least that's the case with me and my people fearing dog.
 
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