recommended reading Fired Up Frantic and Freaked Out Fired Up, Frantic, and Freaked Out - Laura VanArendonk BaughLaura VanArendonk Baugh
see rethinking "popular" early socialization
this CAN'T happen "want to teach him how to protect me ( I'm a tiny girl with a big dog)." not with a dog that
"he's scared of EVERYTHING. " You start praising for what you think is protection and you create an even bigger problem.
His hyper excitement to people has an base of anxiety . The behaviour , if the dog were a person, would warrant a restraining order .