How to approach a dog?Posted: May 22, 2014
As you know, last weekend I met up with Mollie (you can read the post here). While we were together we took a walk down a french market which was fairly busy. I don’t have a lot of experience of walking down busy streets and was surprised how many people wanted to say hello to me. I was even more surprised that most of those people didn’t ask first, they just decided to swoop and start stroking me. And without even the customary offering of the hand first.
I don’t know if this is because my head is at the height of most people’s hands, or if they just took a liking to me. Either way they are lucky that I’m pretty friendly. If I wasn’t they would’ve got a surprise and maybe a few less fingers!
Purely out of curiosity I was wondering what you make of this? Would you approach a dog without knowing his/her temperament? Or would you ask first? It worries me a little that people we met didn’t, but perhaps I’m overreacting. What do you think?
ps, apologies for not visiting regularly and not replying to comments lately. Due to mummy’s new work commitments I’m reduced to waiting till she gets home to to help me with my bloggy. And that’s been sporadic at best. I think I should start giving her a grade like Spitty does.