I have an eight month old male that we purchased from a sheep farm in the area. We received a low price due to the fact that he was the last of the litter and the owner felt bad as he had been alone for two weeks as he was three and a half months old. Buddy is the best, coolest, gentlest, calmest dog we've ever had. But! This guy is afraid of his own shadow. He's afraid of the snow. Soon adjusted to that and then he saw the snow flakes falling and oh my god. Any object that's in my hand completely freaks him out. Not like he's been hit with it but just because it's unknown I guess. We live in the upper peninsula of Michigan. Any clues on why or how to handle this guy would be appreciated. Oh yea Buddy is around eighty pounds and know that whenever there is a threat he will run right behind my wife and hide.