Let's say that after two years now with our NLBR "Bogie" we have reached a point of complete rehabilitation! I can only say that, now, having looked back at where we started. Our boy was never what I would call a difficult case. My life's background with boxers had me well prepared for taking in a boxer rescue and I continued the tradition of owning the breed with my children as well. Therefore, we all knew exactly what to expect from the breed. Now, as far as the personal issues that our guy had, ultimately, these were very subtle. Anxiety alone is a tricky problem to resolve but how it manifests itself can be even more so. Bogie, whom we have since renamed Picket or "Pick" for short (that's a whole other story), had pretty severe skin problems with hair loss during his first year plus. He also had a bad habit of chewing his feet and licking at himself out of nerves. Happily his skin problems are resolved and now his coat is thick and shiny. I do feed him the very best grain-free, low-fat dry food, which helps. His anxiety had developed into some self soothing issues. He had a habit of chewing and licking at himself leaving raw areas and wounds. This has also abated over time. If I find he is over grooming, I simply say, "No more." And he stops without effort or concern. He is a calm boy now. Two years ago when I brought him home however, I couldn't get inside his head to assure him we were his forever home. It has taken him longer to understand the truth. Now he believes it. I see the comfort in his eyes in the long deep stares that only your dog will give you when he really knows you. His home is not your house, it's you. Pick knows he's home now and he is a happy dog and we are a happier family with him in it. Thank you NLBR!