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How a girl lost her fear of dogs

There was a girl named Angela. At 12 years old she was intimidated by dogs. It didnít matter if they were big or small. She became frightened and would start to cry.

One day she went for a walk with her parents and she saw her classmate, Susi, who was walking a large black dog.

Angela felt very uncomfortable and began trembling.

"What shall I do?" she thought. "She is my classmate and I donít want her to see my fear because she is a blabbermouth, and I don't want the other kids to know about my fear of dogs. I must change my behavior and be brave."

Angela gathered all her courage and said, "Hi, Christine, howís it going?"

Angela's parents were surprised because their daughter didnít cry. She even tolerated the dog sniffing her.

Since then Angela hasnít been afraid of dogs. She has overcome her fear by changing her thoughts.

Let's talk about it:

  1. What is the story about?
  2. Was Angela always happy when she saw a dog?
  3. Who did she meet one day when going for a walk?
  4. Who was Susi?
  5. Who was with Susi?
  6. What did Angela say to herself?
  7. How has Angela overcome her fear?
  8. What can we learn from the story?

Enjoy another story with dogs inside this video: