Yep. Took Casper to puppy classes (supposed to be all positive). He was afraid of the trainer's two large dogs and of a mop and bucket in one corner. He would refuse to walk past those things and the trainer told me to drag him if he wouldn't walk. She also tapped his nose or poked him in the side and scolded him when he growled (out of fear) at her dogs. There was also this (I posted at the time):
She just was completely uninterested in/incapable of dealing with a fearful dog, and I think that class did more harm than good....today as I was leaving class an overly friendly black lab came in, and it was pulling and barking and trying to see Casper. He was scared and didn't want to walk by it. I told the instructor that a black lab tried to attack him a few weeks ago, and she said, "Just make him walk by; he needs to get over it." I don't want to coddle the pup, and I generally don't, but I don't think that dragging him by the same type of dog that wanted to eat him is the best way to help him get over his fear.