Dogs are man’s best friends, they help people with a variety of tasks. Since ancient times dogs have helped people in hunting, guarding property, searching for missing persons, searching for weapons, finding drugs and of course not forgetting the dogs that help the disabled and blind. Thanks to these abilities the dog is very popular as an urban pet and has been for many years. this post sharing tips for how to approach any dog safely and the importance of training is a guest post.
Some people really want to pet the dog to hug him and shower him with love, but because of lack of knowledge do it wrong. This can lead to an aggressive reaction on the part of the dog, it is also important to remember that not all dogs like affection and petting. There are dogs that are frightened by the very approach of an unfamiliar person to them. If the person still holds out their hand to them or worse, comes running, shouting and moving what seems to the dog to be threatening.
Another problematic situation is when the person looks the dog directly in the eyes. This action in the language of dogs is interpreted as a direct threat to the dog and may lead to an aggressive response on his part. That is why for most dogs, adequate training is beneficial. Have your puppy trained right and they will certainly offer you a lot in return. However, if you do not own dogs, you will not know exactly how they have been trained.
How To Approach Any Dog Safely And The Importance Of Training
A dog guarding a home or property is actually performing a job that its owner has instructed it to perform. Whenever a stranger approaches the dog’s territory, the dog should start working and try to keep the intruder away from the territory. This will be done in a variety of ways, the dog will start barking to try to warn the intruder that he will enter his territory, if the person does not respond to the barking the dog has no choice and he must bite because the dog is the owner’s best friend and only then come everyone else.
AN OLDER DOG
A dog as a carnivorous animal and also as a prey animal can be startled when something or someone frightens him and wakes him up suddenly, as a result of the panic the dog can bite. This is a behavior that characterizes defensiveness.
A STRAY DOG
Stray dogs can have various diseases that we are not aware of and they can also be aggressive or cowardly which can lead to a bite. That is why it is best not to approach them or if you are concerned, call the appropriate team who can handle the dog and get them to help that they need.
A DOG WITH PUPPIES
The female dog will take care of her puppies by all means at her disposal, even if it will cost her her life. It is forbidden to approach a dog we do not know and the owner has not explicitly confirmed to us that it is a non-dangerous dog.
A GUIDE DOG
Guide dogs work all the time and they have a very important job to do. If they are distracted by people then they will not be able to do their jobs properly. Therefore, touching or petting a guide could frustrate the dog, which of course could cause troubles for the disabled owner.
Tips for approaching dogs
It is important to remember that dogs do not always want to be petted so it is important to give the dog the opportunity to move. If you have kids, you should teach them this immediately. If you do want to approach a dog, or your child does, how do you do it right? Here are some valuable tips
Always ask the owner if it is possible to pet the dog. The owners know their dog best of all. It is not recommended to approach a dog that has no owner in the area or that the owner has not agreed to be petted.
Once the dog’s owner has agreed, a brief introduction to the dog should be made. First we will look at him and see how he reacts to us, it is also important to call the dog by his name so that we do not scare him.
We will then allow the dog to approach and smell us.
After the dog has smelled us and sussed us out adequately enough, so to speak, it is possible to carefully and without sudden movements go down to a bent and non-threatening position and reach out to the dog in a giving position.
When approaching a dog, do not look them directly in the eye. When we look at a dog directly for matters the dog interprets it as a direct threat and we certainly do not want to confront them.
Once you and the dog are friends you can pet him in all parts of the body, it is important to remember that you should always allow the dog the option to retreat backwards.
How to train a dog?
Training is one of the most important things in raising a dog. In fact a dog that has undergone a dog training course lives a much better and calmer life than a dog that has not been trained. So, why? Well, essentially dogs are wild animals but they have the chance to become domesticated. A trained and educated dog needs less restrictions and as a result is also less punished, because he knows how to expect him to behave both indoors and outdoors. Dog training has many benefits as we already spoke about in the first paragraph.
Here are the main reasons why you should tame your dog, even if they are currently only small and cute:
Just like children, they need to be around other children. It is important that they interact with children and people outside the family circle in a good and healthy way. In exactly the same way our dog should be sent to a dog trainer. A trainer will explain to your dog what is proper behavior at home and teach him things you are not always aware of. In the supplement the dog will learn how to behave in an environment of dogs he does not know and be exposed to the world in a correct and trauma-free way.
Strengthening the bond between man and dog. Proper training of the dog leads to strengthening the bond between him and the person. The dog and the owner understand each other, and therefore communication problems and conflicts resulting from mutual misunderstanding can be avoided.
Dog training can prevent you from serious physical injuries. A dog that has undergone a training course, knew how to behave properly and pleasantly in any environment in which they will be found.
Dog training saves quite a few dogs from being thrown onto the street or being abandoned later down the road. A dog that has not had any type of training course, are most likely to be stray dogs. If they do not know how to expect to behave at home, then they will not be able to be rehoused as easily; therefore it’s vital that they are trained. So be sure to be sensible around dogs, care for them as needed, train them, and introduce them to other dogs and train them well. If a dog meets another dog and they have never been around them before, they may panic or become badly behaved. Dogs are a man’s best friend, so let’s keep them that way.