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Dog Safety: Is Your Dog Friendly or Not

Lettering saying not to touch my dog for safety.
Dog is scared for his safety from the new little dog.
“Get that little yapper away from me.”
A dog showing it's teeth to another dog. This is a sign of aggresion.
“Oh come on dude, all I wanted to do was say hi. You don’t have to get all mad about it!”

Dog Safety in Going to Dog Parks

How do you know:

A human that is scared of his safety by a dog that is running him up over a fence.
“Come here person. I just want pets!”
  • not only if their dog is friendly
  • if they don’t have a dog
  • if they are scared
  • or allergic?

Look for these signs for Dog Safety:

A yellow ribbon on the dog’s leash or collar. 

Dogs with yellow ribbons signaling that you should use caution around them.

“Caution” vests

A dog with a "please leave me space" vest so nobody disturbs them.

A dog being pulled away or redirected 

Two dogs that want to say hi to each other but clearly one of them doesn't want to meet. Use safety when meeting another dog.


Chloe’s Walks

When Chloe was younger, she wanted to meet every dog and every person. She would lunge and bark. Many times I would get people looking scared or hurry up and run to the other side of the road or park. She does have a deep bark, so it probably does sound alarming to people that aren’t used to deep barking.

I’ve trained her to just leave what’s going on and just continue to walk. I always make sure that when walking and see another dog, that she is always on my side where she won’t be able to get to the other dog. If the other dog seems out of control, I simply go over to the edge or just walk to the other side of the road all together. There shouldn’t be any fights amongst dogs when owners have control over their dogs.

My Chloe with slobbering after a walk with mommy.
“Mommy, how about we go home and get cleaned up and have a drink?”

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