30th May 2010, 09:29 PM
fear of puppies and small dogs, what to do???
i could really do with some suggestions as to what to do with bentleys fear of small dogs and puppies. ever since we lost our lab sullivan 2 months ago bentley is terrified of anything small. as long as they dont approach him he is fine and will ignore them, however if they so much as take a step towrds him he panics and struggles to get away (once resulting in him gettin our of his harness!!!) he is the worst with puppies, i guess i can slightly understand as they can be erractic but i dont understand where this has come from. we were in our local pet shop the other day and in strolls this cocker spaniel puppy, bentley freaked out so we walked away. moments later he is confonted by a great dane who he contently made friends with!!!!! i just dont understand him. as long as the dog is bigger than him he is fine. hardest thing is, us that myself and my husband have looked into getting a cavi puppy but this is out of the question if bentley is going to suffer as i can see him sitting on the sofa refusing to get down....