What To Do About Bad Greeting Manners
Good Dogs! (08-10-2022) #6111: Does your dog run full tilt at other dogs like a heat seeking missile? This is not what a balanced, well-socialized dog does. In fact, it can lead to a dog fight because it is perceived as an attack by the recipient. Carol Borden explains that dogs who greet others with aggressive posturing — barreling right at them — are actually defensive and fearful. How should you handle a dog (whether adopted or bought as a puppy) who does not conduct himself in a polite way when approaching people and/or dogs? What are the steps to teach a dog not to run directly at other dogs or people?