behaviour tips for dogs

Meeting a Stranger

Socializing your dog with all types of people is important to get them familiar and comfortable. Some people may be a bit more pushy or invasive with your dog (like walking right up to them to pet them, or hug them or kiss their face). A lot of dogs need a particular approach with strangers in order for them to be comfortable. Reading your dog’s body language around strangers is CRUCIAL to understand how they are feeling about the encounter and for you to react accordingly depending on their reactions to someone. Please view these helpful reads below for further information about meeting strangers.