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How to deal with toddler's fear of dogs?

Don't give up on having a dog; your son's fear is likely transitory, and there are ways you can help him overcome them. But it will take time and patience. I'm sure there are a number of ways to do ...
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How can I help my son overcome his fear of dogs so we can enjoy our time together with my puppy?

We adopted my son when he was four and a half years old, from China. He was terrified of animals. He reportedly ran, screaming, from the room at a birthday party, when a kitten entered the room. We ...
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How do I make my girlfriend's 4 year old stop hurting my dog?

It's pretty clear to me that the boy's behavior isn't about the dog. It's about YOU. He's testing boundaries and trying to see what he can get away with, and has discovered that hurting the dog ...
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How can I help my son overcome his fear of dogs so we can enjoy our time together with my puppy?

Bob and Tom should both take the dog to training classes (if Tom wouldn't be too scared of other dogs there and barking). Tom may be a bit young, but in theory it would help him learn about "...
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Teach a kid to not run from dogs

As a dog owner, former dog breeder, and parent, I love this question. How do you teach a kid ... this age about a dog's prey drive? At 5, unless you want to teach your child about carnivores, ...
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How to deal with toddler's fear of dogs?

I suspect it is just another phase of growing up for your son. I say this because our son did exactly the same thing - started out happy and curious about dogs and (suddenly without any cause - we ...
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2 years old toddler hurts the dog

After some time I can add result of our actions(go to bedroom with child when he pinch a dog). Now son seems to be fully aware what happens when he pinch a dog and they are friends now. I think he ...
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How to deal with toddler's fear of dogs?

Your son is very young and has gone from very friendly to fearful in a short time. This more than likely has something to do with the family reaction to the devastating loss of your pet/ family member....
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2 years old toddler hurts the dog

What did you do to show your child acceptable behaviour towards the dog? Did you show him how to stroke the dog? Pet the dog? scratch the dog? I know that my parents would have pinched me back and, if ...
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