Wednesday, April 6, 2011
When a Stranger Calls
However, if your pooch takes it too far by displaying aggression, don’t worry; there is no need to hide your little Cujo in the spare bedroom. The following tips are provided by Dr. Sophia Yin, a veterinarian and animal behaviorist, in a guest blog for Dogster.com.
Womb to Tomb
Until you are absolutely confident in your dog’s behavior toward new people, do not allow any petting. Simply work on providing constructive and pleasurable experiences for your dog so that guests feel pawsitively welcomed by not only you, but your dog as well!
Is your dog ready to meet new people this spring?
Sources: dogster.com “Dogs and Fear of Strangers.”