The key is to expose your pet to other pets different shapes, sizes, and colors, earlier on his/her puppy years. He will eventually get accustomed to it and chances are when he grows up he won’t be as scared or alarmed when he sees a strange creature in his surroundings. Think about it, if you, out of a sudden, see people walking around your house that don’t quite look as humans but perhaps some type of sick
alien. What would you do? You won’t bark (I hope) but I’m sure you’ll either scream, cover your mouth, or at least faint. I think dogs are super heroes because they bark at everything they see. I’m pretty sure my dog has scared off death a couple of times with his annoying barks. We must remember about our dogs’ ancestors: the wolves, fierce predators looking for a prey. Once in a while, the beastly instincts will rise to the surface…Dogs must be trained in order for them to have a stable social life. Who didn’t struggle in their first date? Didn’t know what to say when asked: Would you marry me? or didn’t know how to behave when visiting in-laws. Not sure why we expect dogs to behave perfectly when honestly, we never do. Exercise some patience with your dog and allow him/her to get involved with other animals prior to 12 weeks of age. Your dog won’t be afraid of other pets and will act
more amiable. They will at least learn how to tolerate each other when friendship is not a viable option.