Sometimes when you see a dog, you will like to greet him especially if you are an animal lover, but actually it’s not an easy thing, sometimes the dog’s reaction becomes very aggressive; some dogs don’t hesitate to bite the person who is greeting them. So you have to know these 10 things before greeting a dog.
1-Is the dog friendly enough to greet him or he has an aggressive temper? It’s important to check how the dog is looking at you! Is he having a friendly look on?
2-Sometimes wagging tails are a sign of happiness, but sometimes they are not, they turn out to be the aggressive act alert.
3-Lots of dogs don’t like the head petting, so on the first greeting, make sure that you are avoiding the head.
4-Approch the dog from the side, not from the front, it’s safer! And do this only if the owner of the dog told you that the dog is friendly.
5-There are some stress signs appear on the dog, like ears laid back, yawning and elevated tail.
6- It’s one of the most important things to not do. It’s to not stare at the dog’s eyes, and avoid any type of eye contact. It makes the dog uncomfortable.
7-Some dogs are very sensitive, that they have places in their bodies that they don’t like to be touched at.
8-You can try not to come to the dog by yourself, try to let the dog comes to you, maybe the dog is not ready to make a greeting today, so it’s good to respect how they feel.
9-Don’t lean your body over the dog, sometimes it’s very terrifying especially for tiny puppies.
10-It depends also on how long they owned the dog, they also know their temper, they know better how they act with strangers and weather they are friendly or not.