Hey guys, I need some advice on dealing with my neighbor's Doberman. I've always been afraid of dogs and have had some bad experiences in the past. Recently, my neighbor got a Doberman and it scares me every time I see it. One time, it barked at me and started to come close to me, and I panicked and hit it with a stick. Now, I feel terrible and guilty about what I did. Did I do the right thing? Should I hit a Doberman if it approaches me in a threatening way? How can I deal with my fear of dogs?