When Stoltenberg first brought Clefford home, he realized that Clefford’s tumultuous life had unfortunately made the sweet dog scared of almost everything. Cars, skateboards, women, motorcycles, vans, runners, other dogs — Clefford was scared of all of them. His dad was patient with him, though, and over time, he taught Clefford that the world isn’t as scary as he thought it was. Now, over a year later, Clefford loves going for walks and greeting everyone and everything he passes. He’s transformed into a completely different dog, and has even overcome some of his physical challenges as well.