Deathly afraid of dogs but loves cats please help :(

well my 10 year old daughter Meghan has honestly never liked dogs and I think it is 50% she is deathly afraid of them the other 50% she just does not really care for them I asked her why she is not to in to them and she said "a pet should be little fluffy and like under 2 pounds so you can pick them up and hold them easy" and I thought ok well that is a pretty good explanation but ever sense she was little when ever she saw a dog she would turn white like a ghost and be completely still until the dog was like 2 blocks away LOL but a week ago I kind of wanted a dog so I talked it out with her and she really did not want a dog so I said "ok but you can walk a dog and not a cat" and she said sure you can walk a cat and soo I said what do you mean you can't walk a cat but the next day for some reason we went to dollar tree and got a cheap extra small harness and a leash and put them on Treetrunk our cat and we took him out side and he just started walking just like a dog crazy well so now she takes Treetrunk for walks every day but a still wanted a dog so I thought maby if I get a dog in secret and then show it to her she will like it and that is just what I did I got a half grown bigger dog from the shelter so when Meghan came home after clay class they was a bigger dog at the door waiting for her it licked her hand and she turned a purplish collar and then passed out I was so scared then when she woke up 5 minuted later I took her to the doctor but she was ok but the doctor said she was in shock I mean really all over a dog so I did figure out the hard way no dog but I did take the dog to the shelter but I mean do you know Meghan would have this fear please tell me

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    08/12/14
    8Theresa Gould
    I'm sorry it didn't work out. Apparently, she's very afraid of dogs.

    My son is still afraid of dogs, as is my oldest, even though we have a dog. For us getting a dog did help some since they were able to kind of grow up with the puppy , he's only 2.5 years old, but again, they are still afraid of other dogs.
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