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Fear is a feeling of response and almost every individual have this feeling of fear of something in himself. This is not only present in humans but is also present in animals as well. When this feeling of fear gets intense then it turns into a phobia. Phobia can be termed as an intense feeling of fear of something which is actually not that much dangerous. Humans who suffer from hydrophobia, gets afraid of water, and a few people have a fear of heights, and so on! But this fear feeling is not present in wild animals. Basically, it is seen with the pet animals only, especially dogs. A few dogs have this feeling of fear of strangers; so as a result, they get aggressive, start barking or stand behind the curtain. The dogs can also be afraid of standing on a table, going to a veterinary doctor and much more. This feeling of fear present in them is basically due to the three reasons. They are:
The frightening of dogs is due to any such bad experience that it had in the past.
This is another reason faced as the dog has not interacted with many people in his early days when it was a puppy.
Few dogs have cower nature, so as a result, they may pull or hold their owner’s leg when supposed to move out or get frightened seeing two dogs fighting.
But now the question arises “How to cope up with this problem of fear in dogs of strangers”?
Here we will discuss about few therapies, methods or strategies of coping up with a dog’s fear of strangers. As already discussed, a few dogs are of the cower nature, so they get anxious whenever a new person a stranger comes to your place. This is because of its basic behavior. In such a situation the owner gets irritated and punishes the dog. Giving punishment makes the situation worse. So, as a solution to such a problem of dog’s fear in strangers you may use:
Other than these approaches or methods there are a number of ways that can be used for coping up with the dog’s fear of strangers.