Brady came to us as a foster with significant anxieties and alpha dog issues. It took him about a year to overcome his anxiety, and after all that time, he’s a permanent "special needs placement" member of our family. We had to work on house breaking and socialization with people and dogs. He also had to learn some new rules and that growling and snapping was not the way to get what he wanted. He’s still not comfortable with strangers, but is great with the family and our other dogs. Brady has come to love new adventures. He is a great traveling companion and loves to kayak!