Good manners training will help your canine respond appropriately to your cues will make the environment more predictable. This builds confidence to understand what you’re asking of them, and to understand the consequences of their behavior. Always remember to use positive reinforcement-based training with a timid or fearful dog so the consequences are happy ones. Nothing can destroy a dog’s confidence faster than the application of verbal or physical punishment; this will convince them that they are right to think the world is a scary and unpredictable place.Combine positive reinforcement good manners training with structure during the walk to build confidence as well. This is a great opportunity to teach them to walk properly while helping them with anxiety. A fearful dog is looking for leadership and stability; its up to the owner to establish a balanced environment. When your dog feels that you will lead the way if a situation presents itself they will be more relaxed in any situation.