I have a miniature dachshund puppy (10 months, 9lbs.) that is easily frightened by loud noises, such as trucks passing by. Walking in any urban setting seems to be a negative experience, but she enjoys walking in secluded areas, such as state parks, that are away from roads.
She also shows fear when there are loud noises at home, such as watching a movie at home. The volume is not turned up to an extreme level. I realize dogs have significantly better hearing than humans, but other dogs I have been around do not exhibit this trait.
I live in a very urban area, so it is not always convenient to exercise my pooch in a secluded park area. Is there a simple method for overcoming this fear? It is to the point that she runs away when I get the leash, even when offering treats at the same time.
I got her from a respected breeder and she has not experienced any trauma in her short life that I am aware of.