Hi, We got our second Finnish Lapphund Reko late last year. Our first Luka is confident and risk taking. Reko is very timid and cautious. I would like to build confidence in him. Any ideas on how to do this? We have exposed him to different people and scenarios etc socialising him as you normally would. He had a difficult upbringing as he was moved with his mother and siblings from QLD to NSW due to a serious health condition with the original breeder. From there is was discovered his two brothers had a heart condition which required the entire litter and parents to be driven to the UNSW for testing. Finally he flew to us in Perth. On Christmas Day last year he had a small fall resulting in broken metacarpal bones across his right front paw. It took 6 weeks to heal. During that 6 weeks he had to have weekly cast and bandage changes. In order to socialise him I had to drive to him a puppy class the other side of Perth (1 hr there and back) but that was the only place that would accept him. He has since become fearful of the car. My adult son opened an envelope last week and flicked the paper open and Reko was scared of him for two days. Last night my son and two of his friends came over for dinner. Reko was very scared of them. Then we remembered that he had rushed out of his crate to see them when they visited one night and had gotten his rear paw caught in the crate. My son rushed in to help him free but it seems that Reko has remembered the combination of the three of them and the pain he felt. He had his front paw in a cast at that time so was fairly fragile about his paws. So as you can see he has had a tough time of it. He came to us very cautious and timid. I had hoped a lot of love and socialising would help him. We are starting to familiarise him with the car and play in their with treats and slowly start the car and then turn it off. Building up to being able to drive it. I know it will take a long time. If anyone could give me ideas to build his confidence I would be very very thankful.