My guess is that he associates the helmet with him leaving.
If it isn't that then desensitizing him like suggested would be the thing to do.
I dont think so, because this was only the second time he had ever met Jason, and the first time meeting a helmet.
The second Jason put the helmet down, Trey ran to him like "Are you ok? Did you see
that thing? What the hell was that???" and started licking him all over. He has never had a problem with people leaving before.
When the helmet was on the kitchen floor, he was really freaked out by it. He just stood right near me and barked.
Trey is NOT a fearful dog. The helmet was huge and black and shiny. He had no idea what it was, I can see why he would be freaked out by it. It looked just like this:
i would definitely work on this, what if you are out in the park and a guy walks by with a black helmet?
That is exactly why I am jumping on getting him over this as soon as possible.
Maybe you can find a cheap helmet at walmart use it for a couple of days and if he does not scratch it and no one wears it you could always return it I guess.
Thats a good idea! I'm going to look around today for big shiny things.
I could go to my neighbor's house and ask my ex to use his motorcycle helmet...
If it happens to get eaten, oops!