My youngest son, will be two in June. He is so horrendously scared of dogs, I have never seen anything like it. I've seen kids be scared of things before but his fear of dogs is so strong. We are currently on holidays at MILs house. The dogs barked outside and he came running over to me screaming, climbed up on the lounge and scrambled up my body so he was squatting on my shoulder just screaming.
Last time we visited here, I had put him to nap in MILs room but the dogs were right outside the window and barked so he refuses to go in there now.
Any dogs he sees in public etc he just screams and screams and tries to climb up my body.
We have two Great Danes next door at home but they are quiet so I'm not sure he knows they are there. But we showed him one of the week old pups (so a floppy little blob of dog) and he wasn't screaming but he was still panicking.
A neighbour two doors up though, has a big fat stuffy that looks like a wombat. He can handle that dog. I don't think he realises it's a dog. Not sure.
Does this seem phobic to you? It seems so much more than just being scared. And if so, am I supposed to do something about it?
Other points to note:
He was terrified of my MILs little bird that was flying around the house but it was moving fast and was all flappy so I figure that's normal. He also doesn't go near our ducks, but again I assume pretty normal because they snap. He was okay with them prior to that.