fear of dogs

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My 5 year old loves dogs or I should say did until he got bite by my in laws old lab. He was walking by the dog and the just reached out and bit his hand. I watched it happen since we do not leave dogs and young children unaccompanied by an adult. I remove my son to a different room and calmed him down and talked to him about what happened. That was a few weeks ago I thought he was fine. We do not have any dogs in our home at the moment since the last of the old men past in may. We went in to petco to get Smore some kitty toys and a dog started barking. It was a happy I have a new toy bark. But my son went nuts he screamed and cried and stood frozen in one spot. my husband had to carry him out. I was wondering if anyone has any advise on helping him get over his new fear of dogs, since everyone we know has dogs.

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I think we worked it out.  We had a "dog"  walk on sunday with the family, my aunt even brought her mastif.  Our son had a great time after he took his time to warm up to all of his pup pals.  on a side note I just found out Dallas chased a bear off his family's yard on friday well the children  were waiting for the school bus! 

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So glad that this is working it's way out!!! fear of dogs is hard on children if not taken care of quickly......wow a bear, I have a bear and believe it or not Ben potties while the bear is in the yard (of course unknown to us till one of them moves!!) but he never barks at her or chases her etc. kinda weird!! I would figure ANY dog would bark at a bear but not Ben he just goes potty with her and comes back.....in fact we were outside today when the bear was apparently close by and no one barked!!!

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we had a hound rottie mix named Riley and he never barked at bears ethier one spring he even let one up on the porch to steal a bag of dog food! I think they can sense when your in danger or when your not.  I know someone  will say differntly but I think black bears are mainly just sniffing us out we leave them alone and they leave us alone.