Just like people, some dogs have fears and nervousness that can be as trivial as a noisy vacuum, a thunderstorm, or fireworks. Some pups, on the other hand, suffer from separation anxiety. Separation anxiety can manifest itself through compulsive digging, destruction of items in the home, howling or continuous barking. These things I can understand. However, some dogs have phobias that are, shall we say, down right weird. Cats; we all know have bazaar fears and phobias and ritualistic ways. In fact, their fear of just about any new, inanimate object that is brought into the home that was not previously in the home; brings about some degree of curiosity, anxiety and fear. Thus, the term , “scaredy cat“.