My name is Alexandra, I'm from Portland.
My male GSD is 8 months old. Drexler, since I first brought him home was a very shy and timid boy. I've tried many hours and constant socialisation aspect with him. He tends to run and hide near the backdoor when i have new guests come over and is very fearful of being near males. My partner is the only Male to who he is close with.
He rather sits back and watch what is going on, however if someone tries to pat him or acknowledge him, he runs away. I've tried getting random Males mostly but also Females that see him to stroke him, hold him and give him treats but nothing seems to help. He is very friendly with other dogs.
What can I do? I feel this is my second last resort before Cesar Milan