When we got the beach one other dog was there, when other showed up I grabbed him and we left. Makes sense about the trust, good call. Both of my other pups by the time they were a year they knew and trusted us. He follows me around now and whines a tad if i go to the bathroom, and we hung outside on my porch today and he seemed decently comfortable. I just cant believe someone would hurt him. Hes the sweetest GSD I have ever been around. But, I will slow things down, thats good advice.