How would you teach a baby not to be scared of dogs? My 9 month twins are polar opposites with regards to dogs. Baby A has freaked out every time she encounters a dog. These encounters have been supervised with good dogs. She was licked on the hand both times and reacted with absolute terror, later crying when she even saw the dog from a distance. Baby B was also licked and immedietly started playing with the dogs, totally ok. Baby A has been the most outgoing with humans so this has thrown me for a loop! Would you encourage exposures with trusted dogs or just leave it be? We don't have a dog yet, but both girls love watching the chickens.