“I don’t want people thinking badly about my dog”
That sentiment has stopped many owners practising safer dog handling techniques, all because they are worried about what strangers think.
- The “Give me Space” sign
For all these reasons and more a “give me space” coat is a useful item to own for those times when your dog needs it. I know there are days I wish I could wear one!
- A Muzzle
- Correcting my dog in Public
- Using Warning Tone in Public
When we are out and about we often hope our dogs will behave without remembering that we have to teach them how to behave first. Warning tone goes a long way in helping your dog make the right choice when they are out and about.
This the final point I want to leave you on. Dogs are not good or bad natured. They are not evil or little angles. They do what they want, or what gives them a positive consequence until we intervene and teach them differently. They need to be taught what we want from them. We should help as much as possible by using out voice, actions and equipment. If we are always worried about what other think of our naughty dog, we never take the opportunity to teach them what it is to be well behaved.