Took on a 3 year old rescue in November 2019. Initially very nervous of people especially men. She’s now much better although she has the occasional set back as if she’s experiencing a flashback. Even with me (a male) my approach has to be subtle. She doesn’t seem to understand the sit command even when dangling a treat above her. Attempts to gently get her to sit are a complete failure - it’s as tho’ she’s been made to sit by someone force to her back. A very positive advance is the car - at first she would drool, shake and eventually throw up. At last she associates the car with happy events, walks, meeting other dogs - fun things. She has one helluva lot of problems but I hope we’ll get there (during my lifetime!).