We were ready to walk across the dam when this occurred.
He walks across the dam everyday. But this day was different.
On our walk the day before he heard a gun go off. And he is afraid of guns.
So now, he was associating walking across the dam with gun shots.
So...here I am. Pulling him. All the way across the dam.
Telling him he needed to face his fears. Yes.
"Face your fears, Chip! Face your fears!"
And Chip...he's back to his old self. He faced his fear and is enjoying his walks again.
Lesson learned. It will be okay.