Forcing your dog to interact with others
As mentioned above, the head is extremely sensitive for animals like dogs. The different parts of their head – like their ears, mouth, eyes, and nose – all help them understand the world around them. They like to have the freedom to move around how they want to. For this reason, they will not enjoy being forced to interact with someone.
Dogs need to use their senses when approached with a new experience to learn and feel safe.
They won’t like seeing someone’s face quickly approaching them for a kiss. They need time to understand that they are not in danger. The same goes for any interaction with strange people, children, and other dogs: let the dog take their time. They need the time to observe and make sure that it is safe to say hello.
Open next page to continue reading