small dog fears big dogs

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Giselle- Ghibli- Gigglygirl

Glamorous- Ectomorph
Barked: Wed Mar 7, '07 8:53pm PST 
my small dog (13 pounds) either dislikes or fears any larger dogs. I am not sure what to do except to continue to introduce the small dog to others in the hopes that eventually the small dog will get to like the large dogs?
Vance CGC

You kids g'off- my lawn!
Barked: Wed Mar 7, '07 8:56pm PST 
Socialization will help, but it should be done under the supervision of a professional.

You have to take things slow and desensitize her, making it more positive than frightening to be around a big dog. Simply walking her right up to one is only going to reinforce that seeing a big dog is scary. Besides, not all large dogs like small dogs, either. If something happens, it's likely she'll never recover from it.