Hi Don! My Beagle, Buzz, is the SAME way. I've had him for only two years and he is scared of everything. He hates reflections of any kind: sunlight coming through the window, his tags, tinfoil, lighters, flashlights, etc. Also hates thunder, banging of any kind, etc. He even shudders sometimes when you open a can of soda! He has come around to my husband and I, and eventually I think if you're patient, she will come around. I've noticed a real change in him, but I guess we will always have to work with him. Getting used to strangers too. Hang in there!