No one knows why dogs are afraid of things most people would find ordinary or even kind of cute. The inner workings of a pooch’s mind remain a mystery, but despite that the phobias they develop are pretty hilarious.
There are specific reasons why dogs are afraid of random things, and it usually involves fear of the unknown, which is something we humans share with our furry friends, except we have the brainpower to process why we are so afraid. Dogs are instinctive, so when they face something they don’t understand, they react impulsively. Which usually takes the form of barking or running away.
From courgettes to kittens, loaded has found a wide range of dog phobias for your enjoyment. Please don’t try any of these on your pet, that’s just cruel.
This Weimaraner is pretty petrified of his mum’s earrings.
Loaded staff writer Danielle De La Bastide has lived all over the planet and written for BuzzFeed, Thought Catalog as well as print publications throughout the Caribbean.