So my FMIL is petrified of dogs. Like panic attack scared. They live in FL right now and are looking to buy a house up here again. FI and I recently bought a house in August and would love nothing more than for his family to be able to come up for a few weeks and stay with us rather than a hotel.
Problem is I have a dog. A pit-bull.
This is creating a huge problem because she will not come here unless i put the dog in my bedroom. I am completely fine with doing that for a few hours at a time. But every time I talk to her about it, or about what we can do to resolve this, its always the same "I am never going to get over it". I would love for her to be able to stay here when she comes, instead of paying for hotels and only staying a few days.
It just makes me sad that she is not comfortable in my house and I hate to see FI fight with her about it. My dog is very sweet and friendly. She is also almost 9 years old and has never bit or even growled at anyone in her life.
So here is my question. Any ideas on how I can fix this? I am to the point where I am considering calling Ceaser Milan, lol. She wont even try to meet the dog. I have told her I will muzzle her if it makes her comfortable (even though it breaks my heart to do it) and we can take things slow. I will keep her on a leash etc.
Would it be rude if I suggested a phobia therapist for her? Lol.
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