Advocate for your dog! Our dogs are not human, and the world (our world) that we throw them into is chaotic at the best of times. Some will be more resilient than others, loud noises (cars, trucks, skateboards, bikes, and anything else you can think of) are all new and scary things. Other dogs can also be daunting for some. Start desensitizing (introducing them to new things) as much as you can as early as you can and make it a positive experience! A well balanced dog is a much happier and easier dog to handle.