Humans sometimes do dumb stuff.


We humans use body language that can be threatening to dogs.

We approach dogs head-on, bend over them, and reach over their heads to pet them.

Approaching a dog straight on (especially quickly) is a threat. Approach at an angle.

Don’t lean over a dog. Bend at your knees, not at your waist.

Pet dogs on their chest or under their chin, instead of reaching over to “pat” them on the head.

If you don’t know a dog, wait until the dog comes to you.

NEVER punish your dog for growling! Your dog is telling you…