This simple act of getting this little dog to eat a piece of meat from my hand took nearly 3 weeks. We rescued Cookie and her puppies from the shelter earlier this month. The pups are adorable sweethearts and love everyone. She was absolutely terrified of everything - people, noises, you name it. First week she'd try to frantically escape from any contact. Finally I could get a leash on her and walk her, but she'd stand frozen in place and wanted nothing to do anyone coming near her. But finally things are turning around - her tail is wagging, she'll eat out of my hand and let me pet her, however she's still very skittish. Very glad to have seemingly turned a corner and hope things keep getting better from here- she's been a tough Cookie to crumble.