this is the EXACT issue we went through with princess, and are still working on. first thing to reamber is this will be a process. we have been working with this since march. you need to get her around dogs as much as possible. When we started the work with Princess, we were at the pet store EVERY day. with EVERY dog we saw, I asked the owner if there dog was friendly. if the answere was yes, I sat princess down on the ground with her bottom facing the other dog, and held her there for the other dog to sniff her. this is the proper way for dogs to great each other. we then reversed the rolls. I then gave her a bunch of praise for doing good. reamber NOT to pet her, or try to comfort her when she is nervious. all that will do is to reinforce her fears. after 6 wks of doing this, plus her going to doggy school once a wk, she was able to go up to other dogs, on her own, to say hi. I used the phrase, "did you do good?". she QUICKLY learned that ment she was a very good girl, and got excited. she soon learned to go up to dogs, then turn in a very happy way, and looked at me as if to say "I did it mom". she would then again get lots of praise. now that she likes to go up and say hi to other dogs, (even if the other dog scares her a tiny bit, but she recovers fast), we now only go there 2 times a wk. that is for training class and she now goes to supervised play group so she can learn how to play with dogs that don't live with her. she still has a ways to go, but she is getting there. the trainer feels she will be ready for the dog park by winter. I can't wait!