Proper Dog Etiquette

PROPER DOG ETIQUETTE

Many people and their dogs get into trouble because they don’t understand dog behavior. Follow the steps below to protect yourselves when around other dogs.
  • Get control of your dog before you reach another dog or person. Use obedience commands to maintain control
  • Ask before allowing your dog to approach another dog
  • If a dog is lying down, walk your dog in a wide circle around it. Place yourself between the two dogs
  • If your dog is lying down in a crowded area, move it to a quieter place
  • If your dog doesn’t like the strange dogs or people near it, say so before they get too close
  • Never allow your dog to jump on people
  • Teach your dog to sit to be petted, and instruct people not to pet the dog until it is sitting
  • Always be careful when getting small dogs around medium or large dogs
  • Leave sleeping dogs alone
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