Hi everyone! Looking for a little advice - we are currently fostering a beautiful dog who came from a breeder who bred Vizsla's & Ridgebacks and they think had an oops litter and sent them to the local shelter at 1.5 years old. I want to make sure I'm doing everything possible to help make him a wonderful family dog for his adoptive family but he is literally afraid of EVERYTHING. When he came to our home 3 weeks ago he found our tiny guest bathroom and made it his new home. I sit and talk to him softly a few times a day and let him sniff and encourage my hand to pet him which he's getting very comfortable with. He only comes out of his room to eat during the day very quickly, and during the night when we're asleep. He will come out to the back yard to potty only when all of the lights are off and it's completely silent, aka the middle of the night which is not sustainable for the long term. The minute a dog barks in the distance or our a/c unit kicks on he panics and sprints back in. I've tried taking him out on the leash but if it's not on his terms he's completely panicked and crawling to the door to get back in. My husband and I were getting up at first to let him out in the middle of the night but we've stopped hearing him in our sleep and he is now pooping in the house in the night. I've told the rescue our issues and we've started him on Prozac in the AM and Trazadone at night but there has been no changes since starting this 5 days ago. I had to take him out to the front yard last night to get him to potty but he was in a sprinty panic so I only held him on the leash long enough until he peed and then let him back in and then pooped in the house in the night. I know fosters take time to get comfortable, especially this guy who has never been in a home, and I understand small baby steps are what need to happen and that comfort in a home will take lots of time but what things can we be doing to encourage a fearless attitude towards potty time in the back yard, and then in home life in general? I've tried a trail of hot dogs to the door but he's gotten smart and will only eat the ones closest to his room and not budge past. I'm afraid of pushing him too far and scaring him even further so I'm really at a loss at this point.. thank you so much for your help!!!