hi ladies!! a quick question regarding my dear chihuahua, faye (as seen in my av sporting her new UCLA shirt) -i've been asking around and i can never seem to get a straight answer, so i was wondering if any of you wonderful ladies could advise me?? here's the deal, my pup is about a year and a couple of months, and when i got her (from a friend's litter) we spent tons of time together, but she always seemed a bit tense when we went out in public, or to family events -then, i moved to school, and she stayed at home primarily w/ my mom... unfortunately, my mom is more of a "house mouse" and doesnt go out much so now that i'm back home and try to take my chihuahua out, she freaks out and gets very shy with some mild shaking, and is VERY tense around people in general... she is not aggressive by any means, just very "scared" -some people tend to say that it's a typical chihuahua trait, but i know both of her parents well, and they are quite friendly and outgoing -and i have encountered MANY chihuahuas at my workplace, most of whom LOVE people SO, any advice?? are there any methods i can use to ween her out of her bad habit, or is it too late since she's a bit older now?? or any good training tips? or is it a lost cause (b/c ive tried and she just seems like doesnt want to budge out of it!!) TIA!!