Hi all, Lucius is what we in the family call a bit of a wimp, a scooby doo of labradors. He is by far the most nervous lab I have ever come across. He seems to be calmer when the whole family is together and sleeps on my feet for most of the day. The lying on my feet is so if I get up to move he knows I'm leaving and he has to follow. I believe he's alway been a little bit anxious, even when he was a puppy (although not as bad). On days when I am away at college he seems to get anxious and bark at the slightest sound ( a car door slamming, children running up the street) we live in a fairly quite neighbourhood (minus the car that engines far too loud and gets driven at all hours - which Lucius doesn't seem to mind!) and he seems to lie and wait for the next sound, then will jump up and bark as soon as he hears something. When I come home he plonks himself back on my feet after a good five or ten minuites of tail wagging, butt wriggling, toy presenting and face licking. He proceeds to sleep soundly for the rest of the day. When we are out on walks the slightest thing will scare him, even when I walk him, such as a childs toy in the pathway (a more recent fear) some people have even been known to leave out washing machines for the scrap collector to take away and scrap. Anything unusual and he hides behind my legs, tail low and either growling or trying to run for it. He seems to have become more fearful just recently, he has gotten over a lot of fears such as his fear of people - which I am proud to say he has only barked at one person this year ( a lot better than every stranger he saw each day. He is, funnily enough, not scared of fireworks, thunder or lightning (infact he slept through the last thunderstorm!). I wonder why he is the way he is, and if there's anything I can do to help him, especially with the barking. I wonder if its because his eyesight isn't the best or if its something else? Any advice greatly recieved!