Hi I'm new to this forum so sorry if this question has already been answered, but I have a rescue Staffie who is scared of... well just about everything.... we've had him for two years now and we were doing really well with him, but he seems to be reverting back to his old behaviour again. When he first arrived he hated to go out of the house for walks. Bushes, vans, wind, other dogs presented problems, I would have to drag him around on the lead getting him used to everything, then we found that he loved to walk if he had a ring to carry around with him, he began to play with other dogs and noises he was managing. Then we progressed to chasing a ball, and he was getting some good exercise. Now all of a sudden he hates walking again, he's excited to go out, he runs out of the door, jumps in the car, then i open the boot and he sits shivering not wanting to get out, he makes himself as small and heavy as he possibly can so i can't get him out. He used to run after his ball, but now he just stands and watches the ball so i have to run and get it back, if there is a noise (especially any bangs, of which there is many as i live in the country and we have crow scarers that sound like gun shots near by every day all day) he will bolt straight back to the car, his recall is fantastic usually, but nothing will get him back once he has been scared... my question is should I be dragging him round on the lead, with him hating every minute?, should i drag him out of the car when he's sitting there shivering? or close the lid and bring him home again? he is not food orientated in any way when we are outside (I have tried every meat possible to tempt him, he just wont take it) so that wouldn't help... I have tried walking with other dogs and he will play for a bit until he realises what he's doing and then bolts off... help!!!