We just got a very sweet b-boy from BRAT. He is soooooooo sweet butttttttttttt,,,,,,,,,yes here comes the but,,,,,,,,,,he is sooooooooooooooooo nervous. We really dont have a lot of history on him other than he was found along a very busy interstate. So, we dont know what happened to him in his past, how long he was gone or what his breeding was like. The two biggest problems we are having with him concern his nervousness. The first problem is that he seems not to be able to relax around the house (inside I mean). He paces around and always seems to be on the look out for someone or something that is going to hurt or scare him. It is especially bad when my 17 year old son comes in the house . We have told him to come in quietly and not to initiate contact unless Wrigley does first (we have even asked him to stop bringing all his guy friends over for a few weeks so that Wrigley wont get upset) but as soon as he walks in the tail goes down and the extreme nervousness begins. However, we have only had him a few weeks and I think this will go away after some time. Right ??? The second issue we are having is him wanting to go out all the time. He will go to our french doors and scratch and scratch until we let him out. He has done this so much that our door is going to have to be refinished at some point which isnt a big deal in the long run but we are concerned that he is doing this because he is still so skiddish. Anyway, we were wondering if any of you had any suggestions for how we could make him feel safe and secure so that he doesnt have to feel like he is always one step away from danger. By the way, we try to walk them as a pack every day and he is finally sleeping with us – which certainly is progress. Any suggestions ,,,,,other than a valium-- ha ha.