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Fear Of Dogs
11-01-2013, 09:46 AM,
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Fear Of Dogs
I know you're thinking how does a dog owner fear dogs, but if a dog is over 30 pounds, I have an innate fear of them. I was bitten pretty severely by a neighbor's dog out of nowhere as a child, when we were playing softball in my best friend's yard, and it was a St. Bernard.

He ended up getting loose, and he ran straight for me as I was running around the bases. I was in such shock that I tried to climb their pool fence, which is absolutely impossible, and so he kept attacking me, until someone distracted him, and I was able to run for the house.

I was rushed to the hospital, and they had to do a lot of stitches, and then, came the news about how they didn't know if the dog was up to date on its rabies shots. Here I was this little girl, and I'm told I might have to have a series of painful shots. It was awful, and I literally ran out of the room, which in the end I did not have to have the shots (thank god).

Anyway, it's not that I can't eventually become friendly with larger dogs. It's just that initially my first instinct is almost to freeze. I shake severely because this dog never bit a soul until he went after me, and so those feelings all come rushing back again that perhaps this dog could turn on me. This is even with dogs I've known for years. My first instinct is always that distrust and fear, and I am very scared they could hurt my dog as well. Bawling

Does anyone else have this same issue, and how do you deal with it? I have tried everything in terms of breathing and counting, but my body betrays me every time. Luckily, thus far no dog has attacked me again years later, but that memory just never leaves me.
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11-02-2013, 02:02 AM,
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RE: Fear Of Dogs
Hi there. I think I should share my experience with you. Well, I've had alot of dogs and currently have a small one, though I do really fear big dogs. Whenever I was riding my bycicle and I heard a dog barking it was like the end of the world to me. I'd simply start going stronger and stronger until I've lost rhe dog behind. Sometimes I found out that I evaded small dogs, but I've also rana way from soem big ones. I just can't handle it, I either climb on something or run away when I can.
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12-08-2013, 03:37 PM,
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RE: Fear Of Dogs
I have the opposite issue with animals, no matter what traumatic experience I have had with animals I can not stay away. I have been scratched pretty severely by a cat (I still have the scar right next to my lip, it is very visible) and I love them, I have been bitten badly by a dog and I never acquired a fear for them, I guess I just really truly love animals that much.
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