Greeting Dogs. What NOT To Do.
Imagine if someone greeted you the way many people greet dogs. Rushing up, reaching in, and staring at you. Uncomfortable isn't it? When greeted with enthusiasm, you may notice some dogs back off or bark. This is because they can feel an uncomfortable energy coming from the greeter. Just like how humans can be uncomfortable when our personal space is being intruded by an enthusiastic greeter. How can you do better at interacting with dogs? Learn some basics that will hopefully allow for a more pleasant experience for you both.
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