Yesterday, I talked about thunderstorm phobia in dogs, but storms are not the only things that can frighten dogs. Some dogs are braver than others, but even a highly confident dog may be afraid of something. Your dog does not necessarily have to be a generally timid and fearful dog to develop a specific phobia. There are a number of common sources of fear in dogs, some more expected than others.
Seeing our canine companions tremble in fear is tough. What's a loving owner to do? First of all, learn how to identify the signs of fear in your dog. The sooner you see that your dog is afraid, the sooner you can address it. Next, develop and understanding of the causes of fear in dogs. This can help you get to the heart of your dog's fear (or fears).
Does your dog have a specific phobia (or several phobias)? How have you handled this? Tells us about your experience.
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