Sundrop Posted March 15, 2016 Share Posted March 15, 2016 Our almost-4-year-old is terrified of bees, and basically any loud/large flying insect. We have loads of carpenter bees - slow moving, big and loud - and he has decided that he will not go outside if he sees or hears a bee. I tried enticing him with his favorite treats, and I got him out on the deck, but a bee swooped by (about 15' away) and he took off like a shot. I put him on the leash and took him out front for a quick walk, as I know he needs to go - and he almost strangled himself, and almost dislocated my shoulder, trying to get away from a bee that he heard (I didn't even see it) to run back in the house. Any ideas on how to gently desensitize him? I don't want to make matters worse, but he kinda needs to be okay going outside, as we're going to have lots of bees & bugs all spring & summer. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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