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Not the Best Way to Introduce Dogs!

I took this picture recently in Amsterdam at a local organic market. Lots of dogs about. Look at how these dogs are being introduced. The dogs are being loaded up by their owners as they hold them tight onto the leash and by the collar. This could have been a recipe for disaster.The dog on the left is definitely a bit more “forward”. Look at that stare! His owner is holding that collar with only one finger! The dog on the right is doing a “look away”, showing reversed body pressure and basically saying “no problem pal, I’m cool! Just chill”.

It is always better to give dogs more slack in the leash and let them by-pass the face to face and get right to each other's butts. That’s a friendly doggie greeting after all!

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