So this morning I got my first taste of true fear in Russell. I took him for his morning walk to the park. A boy and his father were playing baseball using a metal bat. The kid finally hit the ball and the noise freaked Russ out completely! He ran wild toward the house which is 6 blocks from the park. Luckily I have a retractable gel hand held leash and I just let the lead out to it's max otherwise I would had been dragged down the road. This is a first for me. I have NEVER seen Russell act like this. Once on the road and out of the park, I told him to sit. I gave him a hug and tried to calm him down, which I did. We walked on home. Thanks to a problem I have been having with Russ, I was informed that Golden's have fears. Otherwise I would had never known. So, it begs to be asked on my end, What else are they afraid of? Are all Golden's scared of the same things? We now travel with Russ from time to time (maybe twice a year) so it is important that I know when I have to hold on extra tight. Really appreciate any stories or input. Thanks, Barbara:wavey:.