In this dog and puppy training article I will tell you why I don’t allow people to pet my dog or my puppy.
Let me begin by explaining what my relationship is and is not with my dogs.
My dog is just that, my dog. I got my dog so it looks to me for everything. Love, affection, protection, comfort and food. The dog needs to “face me” and engage with me always. I got this dog so that I would be the light in it’s eye, not you. If I allow, or encourage others to pet and play with it, then why should I be special? I want my dog to look at other people like it looks at parked cars, boulders and trees. Things to be seen and not interacted with. If you want a dog that constantly leaves your side and lunges and pulls on the leash to go and “visit” the guy next to you that’s your thing.
Other People And Your Dog
- My group class students don’t play with other student’s dogs
- I never leave my dog alone when we are away from the house
- I don’t allow other dogs to “say hello” to my dog
When I am training my dog or puppy often people will come up and want to pet my dog. I politely tell people “maybe later” they usually get the idea.
To Be Continued…