Astraphobia, fear of thunder, is very common in dogs. The degree of this fear can differ from dog to dog. Some may just have a mild fear of thunder.
Another common dog phobia is the fear of fireworks. Similar to the fear of thunderstorms, the loud and unpredictable sounds and light displays of fireworks make many dogs tremble in fear.
The fear of being left home alone is referred to as separation anxiety. Dogs who suffer from separation anxiety tend to exhibit destructive behavior as soon as their owners leave the house.
It's somewhat common for dogs to be afraid of going to the veterinarian. A dog's first exposure to going to the vet usually involves strange smells,
Some dogs are afraid of riding in the car. This fear is often due to a lack of early exposure to car rides. It may also develop after negative experiences with riding in the car,
A dog owner may not realize his dog has a fear of going up and down stairs until his dog puts on the breaks as they approach a set of steps.
It may surprise people to learn that it is fairly common for dogs to be afraid of men. Fears, Phobias, and Anxiety in Cats and Dogs. VCA Animal Hospitals. In some cases, this fear can stem from being abused by a man.
A fear of strangers is similar to a fear of men, but in this case, a dog may be afraid of anyone he doesn't know.
Dogs develop a fear of children for several reasons. Most commonly, it is due to a lack of early exposure to children. Many people will get dogs before becoming parents.
Some dogs develop a fear of a particular object: the vacuum cleaner, holiday decorations, a child's toy, construction equipment, and more.