Hi, I am new to the forum. I have recently adopted a rescue dog, he is an 18 month old border collie called Rusty, apparently he was found as a stray. He is the most lovable dog and so affectionate, He is now putting on weight and his coat is looking a lot better now that i brush him at least once a week. The only problem that I have with him is that he is so so timid, he is frightened of anything and everything, even if I sneeze or cough he jumps in his bed, when I take him for a walk he is very nervous and jumpy. Although I must say in the four weeks we have had him I have seen a little improvement. My Grandson who is only 4 goes up to him gently and gives him a little treat, but Rusty won't move out of his bed or eat his treat until my Grandson has gone out of the room. It makes you wonder what this poor little animal has been through. Any advice or direction would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.