Willie is wary/timid around strangers and children. He does not trust easily. He wants to be loved but is scared (and reacts with a bark or a growl) of sudden movements and unfamiliar people. He will take a significant amount of time to become relaxed and comfortable in a new home. When he does though, he is loving, playful, and fun to have around. He loves to play with other dogs and is good with cats as well.