Hello everyone my name is Brandy and I own a year old standard poodle. I would just like to get some advice and some more info on some issues that I am having. This is my first standard and would appreciate some advice from someone with a little more experience. I got Rueben when he was six months old. I work at an animal clinic and the breeder had brought the pups in to get rabies shots for them and said how they were having a hard time selling them. He was in a litter of 6 and they had only sold the one female. I fell in love with him at first sight. I did notice from the begining that he was very skitish and seemed very nervous and untrusting. I took him home and within the first two days he completely bonded with me and my children. He is a wonderful dog and is very gently and obedient. The only issue that I am having is that he is so uncomfortable and untrusting to others. My boyfriend does not live with me but he is at my house and stays every weekend with his dogs. All the dogs get along, but he is so intimidated and afraid of my boyfriend. He has never bonded with him. If my boyfriend gets up rueben just watches him and if he comes close to him or walks his direction he darts. He has no reason to do this. My boyfriend is good to rueben he has never done anything to rueben for him to act this way towards him. He does this to every stanger especially men. He would completely cower or dart when my mother would come near him. we recently went on vacation and she kept him for a week and now when they see each other he is completely fine with her. When i take him in public and people see him and want to pet him it makes him so uncomfortable. I just would like some ideas on how to help this. I know the he needs to be socialized, but honestly i take him to work with me every day. He is with people everyday and i dont feel like i should be having this issue. I know that this probably has something to do with him being uncertain in himself but im not sure how to fix it. I do want to add that I since I have gotten rueben i have seen his littermates come in to get fixed and they all have the same issue they were skitish and untrusting.