Up until 2 years ago I was absolutely terrified of dogs, and now I love them! I must thank my boyfriends parents dog Monty the beagle for helping me overcome my fear, if it wasnt for him I wouldn't have got past my fear, and I wouldn't have got shadow. I suppose, once you're around a dog, from when they're a puppy you get used to them, monty was such a biter, and I suppose that was my fear, being bitten by a dog, once thats happened, theres less to be scared of I guess. The only way to get past your fear is to face it. I used to get so scared I'd have to look out of the window of my house to make sure there were no dogs out on my street before I left the house. Just the sound of a dog barking would put me into a panic, heart racing. I just cant get over the difference in myself. And I have my teacher, Monty the beagle to thank for that.