I'll admit that my husband and I were late in socializing our Berner because we couldn't get all of his shots done until he was 4 and 1/2 months old. After that, we worked introducing him to people outside of the house and in our home as well as other dogs at the dog park (well supervised) and at our basic obedience class. We've also taken him to cafes, open markets, and into town to make sure he had lots of difference experiences. Some days, he is great and has no problem greeting people. Other days, he is so timid and won't approach people even if they have a treat for him. Most times he will approach if I tell the person to kneel down to his level with the treat. I'm hoping that this is just part of growing up and his fear of people will slowly fade with time. Although, I'm also concerned that I'll have a 100 lb dog that runs away if people try to approach him if I don't try and help him with his fear now (he is 6 months now). Has anyone else had similar experiences? Did you do anything special to work on the issue other than keep exposing him to people and different settings?