Boss, a 9-month old Shih Tzu/Yorkshire Terrier mix, has a pretty severe fear of new people. He growls, barks, lunges, and snaps at the mere presence of strangers. I immediately began a counterconditioning program. By the end of the night I was able to sit a couple of feet away without him barking. Doesn't sound like much, but it was major progress in an just an hours' time.
Jeff Dentler, CPDT-KA, CTDI