Common Fears and Phobias in Dogs

From fireworks to thunder, loud noises are a common dog fear. Desensitization training can help.

Loud Noises

Dogs with separation anxiety become very distressed when left alone. Providing distraction and never punishing can help.


Some dogs are wary around new people. Have strangers offer treats and avoid direct eye contact to make a good first impression.


Car rides can be scary for some dogs. Take short trips to fun destinations to associate vehicles with positive experiences.


To ease vet visit fears, use positive reinforcement, bring favorite treats, and request minimal restraint.

Vet Visits

Genlty introdluce grooming tools with praise and treats. Go slowly during appointments and give breaks as needed.


Careful socialization and positive training can help dogs who are fearful or aggressive towards other dogs.  

Other Dogs

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