Monday, May 24, 2021
Your Dog May Not Like Being Sniffed by Alpha Dog Training https://www.alpha-dog-training-slc.com (801) 910-1700 All dogs have a different tolerance for their greetings with other dogs. As dog owners, it is our responsibility to set our dogs up for successful interactions and greetings with new dogs and people. Invading your dog’s space can turn a well-trained dog that is typically a great doggy citizen into a "reactive" dog. Can we train our dogs to be okay with these meetings? Yes, we can. You must improve upon these behaviors through socialization and diligent training. However, first and foremost, lets spread the word on setting our dogs up for more successful interactions by communicating and reading their body language. Most importantly remember always to ask fellow dog parents if it is okay for your dogs to meet. Even a 6ft leash is not always short enough to pass other people and dogs on a tight trail. In these situations, it is smart to keep your best bud close to you to give the other dog space.