Our nine month old B&T CKC seems to have developed an irrational fear of a certain dog (Cocker Spaniel) she encounters on walks.
She's got bags of 'attitude' with other dogs (all mouth and no trousers!) until they come up to her; then she's all submissive - but still quite playful. However, with this one dog in particular she howls at the top of her voice as if she's being savaged. Yesterday, she was off the lead when the dog came over to her, trying to play, and she ran all the way home (half a mile or so) howling all the way. Thankfully, she wasn't run-over by a car.
We just can't fathom out this strange behaviour; she's never been bitten by another dog or intimidated in any other way by one.
Any ideas as to why she's developed this seemingly irrational fear? Apart from avoidance (which is difficult to guarantee) how can we remedy this weird behaviour. Our other CKC has no problem with the other dog.