First, I'd start with a cortisol vacation for at least one week.
Do absolutely nothing that has the possibility to make her frightened or
reactive. No walks, no visitors. No bike rides, no visits to day
care. Keep things as routine as possible- no helmets or sunglasses or
anything that covers the face. No drastic hair changes, no new
clothes, no training classes, etc..
Fun tricks and training is fine during this time - only if the dog
really enjoys it.
While you are on vacation:
Start reading Grisha Stewart's Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT) -
especially the sections on trigger stacking and
Read all you can about canine body language - Turid Rugaas is a good
place to start
Also learn all you can about dog play
Patricia McConnell's DVD on playing
Ali Brown's Scardy Dog
Read about thyroid issues - a good place to start is Jean Dodd's
Canine Thyroid Epidemic. Also Dr Pitcairn's Complete Natural Health for
Dogs and Cats
Read about vaccinosis - a good place to start might be Dr Pitcairn's
complete natural health for dogs and cats. Also check out Dogs Naturally
Research nutrition and how it might affect your dog's physical and
Once the vacation is over:
First get a thorough check up from your vet - including blood work,
pain evaluation, etc.. ( I know you are already doing that)
Ask your vet about calming aids - Rescue Remedy, Bach Flower
Essences, Vitamin C, Vitamin B complex, L Theanine, Tryptophan,
You can start back going outside, but keep possible triggers at a
distance far away enough so that your dog doesn't get upset. See
more here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FECNOS2wUWQ
Start out with calm walks - no biking etc.
Don't let anyone outside the family touch her or even stand close to