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Mollie, my four year old golden, is one very sensitive (and smart) pup. The problem. A new phobia has developed from being around when we experienced an oven fire. It occurred in the early evening. The smoke detectors went off and my wife and I did a lot of scurrying about to prevent a major fire from developing. We have a new stove and all is well. Well, not quite. Mollie becomes very uneasy when my wife is working around the stove after nightfall. So far she is OK if she goes to another room with me. I don't encourage it or make a big thing of it. I simply meander into a "safe" room and she follows.

She had this bad experience about six weeks ago. Any suggestions to help her overcome this fear?

(My other golden, Willie, has forgotten all about the incident.)

Tom
 

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Maybe if you start giving her some treats when she is near the stove, she will start to associate the stove with good things. It probably scared her especially if the smoke detectors were going off at the same time. My Beau was so sensitive with them.
 
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