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.
A statement from his grieving family said they were extremely proud of the work he did, particularly working with the Pet Paws charity which helps dog attack victims overcome their fear of dogs.
Pets bring a lot of joy, love, and comfort into our lives, so I can understand your wanting to get over your fear of dogs.
The sad figures have prompted The Dogs Trust to take action and launch a Managing Fear of Dogs campaign.
The complainant's fear of dogs contributed to his reaction.
A TEENAGE fan invited hip hop rapper Chipmunk to Merseyside to conquer his fear of dogs.
He was ridiculed in the Police Review magazine and in national newspapers in 2008 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.
It is hard to say where these phobias come from and they often change as children grow up - some classic examples are fear of dogs, of the dark, of ghosts and monsters, as well as much stronger fears such as fear of dying and, natural disasters.
A TEENAGER with a fear of dogs plunged to his death from a cliff-top path after a pet ran up to him, an inquest in Truro heard yesterday.
l A thief won pounds 900 because a police dog chased him while he was on a stolen motorbike and he was left with a fear of dogs.
A youngster also receives help to get over a deep-rooted fear of dogs while a woman scared of driving undergoes an unusual form of therapy.
Dear Coleen I feel embarrassed writing this, as I'm a grown woman, but I have a terrible fear of dogs.