Q. My American bulldog bitch is anxious and affraid of almost everything and everyone she is 15 month now and seems to be getting worse

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A. This a tough situation and a hard dog to deal with. She needs a big confidence boost which can partly be achieved through obedience training but you will also require the help of highly trained professional to help you and her work through these issues. I would recommend finding a trainer who does BAT (behaviour adjustment training) style training. These will give you the tools and confidence to work with her and assist her in becoming less fearful of the world. Unfortunately, not addressing this problem ASAP will only lead to it getting worse and harder to work with later. Please seek immediate help

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