We have a dog problem. Since we've moved, L has become scared of one particular big black barking dog who lives on the way to school. Now the fear has expanded to include all dogs. Sometimes it can take half an hour to get him out of the house, and on the way he'll often dissolve into a hysterical mess, even if there's not a dog in sight. What to do? It's awful seeing how enormous and paralysing his fear has become. The school's helping out by getting the animal ranger to come in and talk to the kids, and by getting him to fill in a special 'bad dog report book' every day. Together we're trying to work out the best way forward. I thought maybe drawing pictures of hideous dogs might help. This one made him laugh, so that's a start.