My 6 year old shihtzu is scared of other dogs. It doesn't matter the size or breed. She ran and hid behind when my aunts 14 week old maltese came toward her. At the dog park she heads straight for the gate and troes to get out. I am not sure what to do about this. She is my only dog I do have a cat she gets along with. She also gets protective of me when the other dogs jump on me . I was hoping that she find a dog she liked and I would love to attend the Labor day weekend bash but not if Mia can't deal with other dogs.
If any one has any suggestions one what I can do to help her that would be great.