If you see another dog suddenly approaching the park with your pet, how can you tell if it is goodwill? Specifically, how should you let your dog greet them? Read this article to learn more about dog greetings.
Types of dog greetings
Some dogs are calm and analyze the situation when another dog approaches them. They first smell their noses, then their backs and then they trust their new friends and decide whether they can play with them.
Others think less and attack the dog next to them. He can jump on them, caress them, or pick up his toys . There are even people who want their new friends to enter the park and play with them until they get tired.
Dog greeting may depend on the personality, age and training of each animal. Although you cannot control their personality or age, you have a say in their education.
How should dogs greet each other?
If you take your pet on a daily walk in the park or elsewhere , he will probably be in contact with other dogs. Therefore, it is very important to teach them how to greet new, even “old” friends. In order to avoid problems with other pets and of course with their owners, they will have to change some habits and acquire some new habits.
It doesn’t matter if your dog is accustomed to “walking by itself sokakta on the street. You never know what’s going to happen in the park. In the neighborhood, there may be a new dog that your dog is not familiar with, and the desire to sniff it may cause a fight.
In this case, leashing them can be a double-edged sword. This is because one of the typical mistakes made by the owners tugs the collar when another animal approaches. You must be very careful at this moment, because if your dog feels tension in his neck, he may think something bad is happening. He may think that the animal is a threat and he will try to attack it!
Therefore, you should walk your dog with a short strap and not pull it when your dog encounters another animal . You should consider talking to the owner of the other dog to ask him to do the same. In this way, no dog will be harmed and the experience will be enjoyable and enjoyable for everyone.
If your dog has been involved in a street fight or if you know that he is not good with animals he does not recognize, try using the short strap method.
On the other hand, you should not give full responsibility to your pet. A good dog greeting is also based on how the owners deal with the situation and what emotions they transmit to their dogs.
Therefore, if your dog thinks that you are afraid of the situation or you are nervous, it will behave accordingly. This will also happen when you shorten the belt because it will see it as a sign of danger and face it. Keep in mind that your pet will do anything to protect you.
Put aside excessive or negative thoughts for a moment. Do not assume that your dog has been attacked because it is small or because the dog is a “dangerous breed” (such as a pitbull or rottweiler ). Always be calm, but watch out for something wrong.
Another important thing to do during dog greeting is to analyze everyone’s body language. You should know when your dog is happy, when he will attack or not want to be disturbed by another animal.
If you understand your best friend enough, you can anticipate any disputes that may arise. For example, if they raise their tails or ears, pull their heads backwards, or show their teeth, you should take them away from sources of aggression and try to socialize another time.
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