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Hello, I have big problems with my dog.He is a 4year old terrier

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Hello, I have big problems with my dog.He is a 4year old terrier mix.I think he must have been frightened by a plane and when he looked up saw a vapour trail.Now he will not go outside,if i put him on his leash as soon as he gets outside he is terrified and looks up all the time.If he sees a vapour trail he goes mad to get inside then he hides up.not even his ball will tempt him out.I really don't know how to handle it.please help.

Carole Sinclair
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Training
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 2 years ago.
Hi Carole,
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My name is Jane. I have been working professionally with animals especially dogs in both health and behavioral issues for over 18 years. I have over 14,000 satisfied customers. It will be my pleasure to work with you today.
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In order to supply you with the best information, I do need to ask for some additional information. Once I receive your answer, it will likely take me about 30-45 minutes to type up your response. I hope you can be patient.
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How long have you owned your dog?
How long has he been scared of planes?
Are you positive it is planes?
Is he frightened by other noises?
When this first happened, did you reassure him and show him lots of attention?
Are the things you mentioned the only things you have tried?


Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 2 years ago.
Hi,

I was wondering if you could take the time to respond to the request for more information I sent. Once I receive your responses, I should be able to answer your question. Perhaps you believe you responded already. If you did, it doesn't appear on your question page. You can scroll up to see our previous correspondence. If you could repeat them, I would appreciate it. Here are the questions again.

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How long have you owned your dog?
How long has he been scared of planes?
Are you positive it is planes?
Is he frightened by other noises?
When this first happened, did you reassure him and show him lots of attention?
Are the things you mentioned the only things you have tried?

Let me know,
Jane Lefler
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 2 years ago.
Hi,

I was hoping to get a response from you before answering. However, I don't want you to wait too long. Without your answers about all I can do is give you one possible solution. Take a bag full of hot dog slivers. You should be able to get about 40 from one hot dog is you slice them paper thin. Then find a field along a flight path for an airport. The following site should help you locate where planes frequently fly. You will need to search for your area.
http://www.flightradar24.com/35.38,-79.96/10

Once there, take him out of the car and just sit feeding him hot dog slices. Be sure he is leashed so he can not run away. Once the hot dogs are done, you can go home. After a few trips, he should start ignoring the trails or associating them with good things.

I hope this information is helpful to you and you are satisfied with my response. If you would like so supply the information I requested or any additional information or have more questions please don’t hesitate to press the reply to expert or continue conversation button so I can address any issues you still have .
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