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I would consult the behaviorist, and if they recommend meds, do it. Starting medication early, as opposed to waiting until they are a last-ditch effort, means that they take effect earlier, and have a better chances at making training and behavior modification more effective.
 

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This is a good blog post on behavioral medications, written by a board certified behaviorist and CCPDT and ADPT certified dog trainer.

 
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Yeah, what you are describing sounds beyond a typical puppy "stranger danger" fear stage.

Do you know if either of his parents are anxious or fearful? If so, then he could be genetically more prone to fearfulness and anxiety, and a major traumatic incident at a young age can make a huge impression.
 
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