“How do I let people know that their kids need to ask if they can pat my dog? She isn’t that great with them.”

By |2018-09-21T11:55:22+10:00September 1st, 2014|Dogs & Children|

Dear Sarah, The other day when I was out walking my dog, we walked passed a lady with 3 small children. Without asking my permission the kids ran up to pat my dog. My dog is wary of children and while she didn’t bark or snap, she was definitely uncomfortable. How could I have handled this better? Maria G Hi Maria, This is a very good question and one that has huge ramifications. There are many dogs who are uncomfortable in certain situations, and being rushed upon by excited (albeit friendly) children can tip some nervous or anxious dogs [...]