Importance of Good First Meeting Between Dogs

Good Dogs (11-27-2017) #6072: Dogs will not forget a bad first meeting with another dog — so we have to make sure it never happens! Aggression between dogs can occur because the people are communicating tension down the leash. Gayle from Avidog International talks about the importance of introductions between dogs — and how we can cause dog aggression with how we set up the meeting. Best advice for a successful first meeting is to have both dogs on leash and go for a walk. Keep moving, keep the dogs on the outside and the people next to each other and don’t stop! The dogs should not touch, but walk side by side at a distance from each other: very quickly they will have their noses down and will ignore each other.