They're known as man's best friend but it's been revealed that more than a third of children are scared of dogs.
According to a survey by the Salisbury-based Dogs Trust 37% of children fear them, and a quarter of parents say it affects their child's daily life.
68% of children have had bad experiences of dogs. And three in ten will run and hide when they see one.
Well now a new campaign has been launched to help children combat their fear as Penny Silvester reports: