Emily is a very sweet, timid dog and belongs to my hubby Gary. I've decided to train her obedience in the Foundation Style Training to overcome her nervous of being patted and to try build her confidence of being more relax around us. Unfortunately over Emily life-time she's had keys, sunglasses, etc, drop on her from out of our/visitors pockets when we are leaning over to pat her where it as become a frightening experience for her.