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How to get over your fear of dogs

 You may be surprised by how many adults suffer from cynophobia or the fear of dogs. Quite often their anxiety is caused by a negative experience they had with a dog as a child.

Many children do not have exposure to dogs, so they don't know how they typically behave. What may be normal dog behavior may be scary to a child.

Pet Pro Luciano Agular says that you should introduce children to dogs early on and seek out positive encounters so your child can become familiar with what they are like.

Whenever you approach a dog owner, be sure to watch what you say and how you say it. You don't want to reinforce your child's fear. Don't ask questions like "is it safe to pet your dog?" instead try a more neutral question like "can we meet your dog?"

Plus, don't rush things let the child pet the dog when they are ready. It's a good idea to have a child pet the dog's body instead of it's head, sometimes the dogs face can be scariest to kids and a face to face encounter might trigger a negative response front the dog.

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