Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Your dog is so cute! Can I pet it?

We've all heard this before, right? Well hopefully this is how most folks approach you and your pooch while on a walk. Asking the owner for permission to pet their dog is the first step in establishing a good relationship with a strange dog and owner. This allows the owner to decide whether or not this is a safe situation for everyone and provide instructions on how you, a stranger, should approach their dog, if at all. This is true for both kids and adults.

The following cartoon was created by Lili Chin at http://doggiedrawings.net/ and provides some great tips on how to safely introduce yourself to a new pup!

For more tips on safe doggy introductions and the prevention of dog bites, please visit The American Humane blog. Learn how to keep yourself and your children safe!

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