Q. My dog is scared of drains on the road. It makes it hard to take him for walks, when he sees one he won't move or go close to it. What do I do?

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A. You have to make it positive for him. Motivate him with treats, standing close to the drain and having him come to you. Once he approaches you and the drain, get excited about him getting close to it and give him the treat.

That said, try not to push his threshold too much. Just take it in baby steps, rather than trying to do too much at once. Start him at the point where he'll stop on his own and then usher him a little closer. Then, as he gets closer, motivate him with a treat.

It will take some time, so you will have to be patient!

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