When I first met Maya, the breeder warned me in so many words that she profiled "reserved" (read shy) and easily intimidated (meaning skittish). "Expose her to as much and as many as you can to help her socialize." I took this to mean the UPS and FEDEX delivery guys and mail carrier would more than suffice for daily interaction. Today, almost 3 years later, she's comfortable with people, does well in new situations, but is still jumpy. Stuck out in the country the way we are, life is probably a little too mundane and her exposure to sights and city sounds is limited, if none.
She barks at the slightest sounds- oven being turned on, a frond brushing the window- to the point that it's a constant cacophony of ruffs, yaps and yips. Unnerving to say the least, not to mention the dissension it creates in the household. We tried alot of (humane) things, but nothing worked like Calm Shen. The results - nothing short of miraculous. If there's such a thing as doggie ADHD, Maya must have suffered from it. Amazingly, she seems...centered. I started adding Calm Shen to her food about a week ago, a little in the morning and a little at dinner time. The difference is almost too good to be true. Calm, collected and (almost) yip-less. A squirrel just went across the metal roof and she barked nothing. A frickin squirrel! I'm thankful for this incredible product. Harmony has been restored and Maya seems so much better for it! Now, if I could just teach her not to counter surf and sit on furniture.