I think I need a new trainer, then. The one I've been working with told me that if I left when Loki was afraid of something, it would just create a worse reaction/anxiety like situation next time she approached/was in that situation.
I'm glad I went with my guts, and posted now... Makes me wonder what else she's been wrong about.
Pretty much I've messed all of this up for her so far, huh? I feel so bad now. I've had dogs who lived anxiety ridden lives, and I just don't want that for her. Thanks for your replies guys.