Hi and congratulations!
With socializing, we had a shy pup and was startled with loud praises/noices....just take things slow. Soft petting, offer treats for trust from other people. Things will work out. She became the most frienldy dog I have ever I had. Just keep everything fun, no harsh scolding and away from things you perceive would be frightening for a pup that was socialized properly.
Take him with you whenever you can, the different sights, noises, smells will all help. If he is terrified to walk alone, carry him some of the time. But set him down to look at things, etc. Eventually he will start to wander to see something he is curious about. (on a leash of course)
I haven't had a scared pup before, so others will jump in with suggestions.
Congrats again and welcome!
Last edited by momof2; 02-18-2008 at 01:49 PM.