Dear coNUNdrum Experts,
I'm perplexed about a matter and would love to hear from you and your astute readers.
Nearly three years ago, our family adopted a puppy—Gina. She was adorable and skittish. Very skittish. At four months old, she had yet to be socialized, and therefore was afraid of everything and everyone – especially men. She's a mix of Border collie and Australian cattle dog, in other words, a herding, working animal. And though she's become a little braver, whenever anyone comes to the door, she barks and hides beneath the bed.