So on our afternoon walk today, we had to walk by a big construction site that's behind my building. I purposely didn't take the shortcut so we wouldn't get close to the machines but as we walked by it on the outside going the long way, Izzy freeeeeaked out. She couldn't see the machines but every time a car drove by as we passed the site, she flinched back like someone hit her. It made me feel/look like a horrible doggie mom. I don't know what it is about cars but lately they've been freaking Izzy out. Fear Stage? Anyways, we continued on our walk to the local doggie shop where we get her food (Great place, and super close, love it) and she full on panics in the parking lot. I about lost it too.... She saw a large yellow jeep just sitting there parked and ducked away from it, backpedaling as fast as she could. Well since it was about ten feet in front of the dog shop, we'd have to pass it. So I tried just going wide around it by nearly 10 yards but no, she wasn't having ANY of that. She backed up right out of her harness and I freaked because she was right in line with the exit to the lot where cars come in and out.... I thought she was going to bolt into traffic so all I could do was get down on my knees and call her. She stood frozen like a deer in the headlights because she's neveeeer been offleash by a street. After a few moments hesitation, she ran towards me but went around so I managed to just catch her by her tail... Yes her tail. She actually didn't lose as much fringe as I thought she might. Anyways, I tightened her collar up (Slip on Lupine that gets smaller when pulled on) and attached her leash to that because she was NOT getting away again. I put her harness back on after tightening that too but didn't bother adding the leash to it. So after I got Izzy wrangled I tried to go into the shop after letting her get some water in the outside bowl. Nope.... She acted like an abused dog once she saw people... Went down on her tummy with her tail tucked as far as it could go. I have Neeeeeever seen her like that. One of the people (All of the employees are known to Izzy as treat people so I figure she'd be fine) came over to give her a treat to help her calm down but Izzy just ran back to the door and looked outside.... I had no idea what to do with her... I took her outside for a while, rubbed her down really well and let her get more water. A pretty Airedale showed up and that got her interest so we tried going back inside. I went to the back corner of the store that's lined in benches and windows that's used on the weekend for adoption. We sat there and looked out the windows for a while, completely undisturbed and she got some more lovin's before we decided to walk around... She wasn't going to walk around for me... The same dog that made her perk up outside was all of a sudden scary to her... I got her some cookies at the front and left ASAP. The rest of the walk home was generally uneventful, she'd taken the exact same walk minus the dog shop just yesterday with me so I don't know what's up. The only thing that changed was the construction was done for the day yesterday so no loud noises to scare her. So yeah, what an ordeal... Can dogs have Panic attacks? That's realllly what it looked like to me.