Scared of dogs after multiple bad experiences
My 11 yr old Aspergers and ADHD daughter has started having a meltdown at the sight of a dog, even when on lead on the other side of the street. Walking home through the park a dog bothered her and her sister one day and she was so traumatised it's had a lasting effect. I don't know what to do bout it next, it's like she needs hypnosis to get past it, I've tried all sorts! Dog owners appear to be unsympathetic and just say dog won't hurt you which isn't much help. After another meltdown over the weeke on a dog encounter I actually said ' she's autistic' which actually made the lady move the dog away without further attempts to get her to pat it!