[nabs-l] fear of dogs withcanapohbiaof

Jedi loneblindjedi at samobile.net
Wed Nov 23 18:51:13 UTC 2011


Fears of dogs, especially for those who've been attacked, are pretty 
common and don't seem to have anything to do with blindness. I 
personally have never had much trouble assessing the aggressiveness of dogs.


Original message:
> Hi All,
> I don't know if any of you other blind people have this, but I
> have a considerable fear of dogs.  Someone suggested it was
> because we couldn't see them, so we don't know how aggressive
> they are.
> In first grade I got jumped by a dog, which scared me, but it's
> gotten worse because I have constantly had bad dreams where I am
> near a really aggressive dog such as a pit bull, and it's really
> scary.
> I'm sorry if I offend anyone by saying this, but if certain
> breeds didn't exist, such as Doberman, Pitbull, Rotweiller and
> Chao, blind people could walk more confidently down the streets
> without having to worry about an attack.
> What are your thoughts about this issue?

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