1. ensure that the person is aware of their phobia. 
  2. when the client sees a dog have them say out loud that dogs are gentle and kind creatures. 
  3. Have others in the environment praise the client for saying that dogs are gentle and kind creatures. 
  4. When the person sees a dog and says that they are gentle and kind have the client talk breath deeply. 
  5. Have the client practice their skills in a variety of situations. 
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