cynophobia

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cynophobia

[‚sin·ə′fō·bē·ə]
(psychology)
An abnormal fear of dogs.
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In his new book 'Walking Wisdom', Chopra recalls, "Michael's fear of dogs was well documented, attributed to the fact his father had had violent fighting dogs when Michael was a kid.
Something that might help you get over your fear of dogs is to spend a short amount of time with one you know (such as a friend's or relative's dog) and gradually increase that time.
She has no fear of dogs or human beings and is totally tame.
After the attack his wife and children have developed a fear of dogs," added Mr Burdett.
A TEENAGE fan invited hip hop rapper Chipmunk to Merseyside to conquer his fear of dogs.
This creates unnecessary suffering for the animal, and fuels public fear of dogs on the street.
In 2008, Vaughan was ridiculed in Police Review magazine and a host of national newspapers after using his role as the Association of Chief Police Officers adviser on dogs to draw up guidelines that serving dog handlers argued could have seen searches put on hold if anyone in the house had an allergy or fear of dogs.
Now, three years after the attack, this is the Christmas present his family hope will help him overcome his fear of dogs.
It is common for many children to naturally develop fears over things - food, insects, noises etc - but the fear of dogs is probably the most common childhood phobia.
A woman overcame her fear of dogs when she and her new puppy qualified for Crufts.
Specific phobias - a fear of dogs, spiders or thunder and lightening.
Becky quickly became a favourite with residents and helped many overcome a lifelong fear of dogs.