I have a general question that hopefully someone can help me answer. Emily seems to be very timid around people and especially kids. I do not understand why she tends to shy around people. She was raised by hand and always given lots of love and attention and constantly handled. Yet when I take her out, she never wants to let anyone touch her. She shys away and pulls at the leash. I take her on daily walks (with people interaction), petsmart, the park etc. I thought that maybe she would grow out of it but it still doesn't seem to be getting any better. I had wanted to use her as a therapy dog (since I'm mastering in Psychology) but if she does not warm up to people or want to be touched I know that this is not possiable. Does anyone have any suggestions to help her get past this? Is this just a puppy thing?