Timid or Cautious?
My husband worries that my 2-year-old Aussie is too fearful around strangers. Where his Gordon Setter is delighted to see every visitor, Rose stays back out of reach, sometimes for the entire visit. She's friendly enough with people she knows but very reserved with strangers. I feel that any dog brave enough to get between me and a visiting black bear is not "timid" but exhibiting proper watchdog caution. Any thoughts?