Positive Dog Training
You can desensitize your dog to things that she is afraid of by using positive reinforcement which leaves your dog with a positive association to the object. However it is always best to start socializing and puppy classes with your dogs early to desensitize them from the start and end up with a much more confident dog
Victoria's Four Pillars of Positive Training: 1) The use of positive reinforcement. 2) Avoiding the use of intimidation, physical punishment or fear. 3) A comprehension of the often misunderstood concept of dominance. 4) A commitment to understanding the canine experience from the dog's point of view.