How to Make Friends

Ways to effectively introduce your dog to other dogs. What to look for to ensure a successful encounter. Meet nose to rear, avoiding direct eye contact. Keep encounters to 3 seconds for the first few meetings. Maintain a close eye on the other dog’s body language, with special attention to their face. Eye contact, dilated pupils, and hard eyes should particularly be looked for. These are the most preliminary and subtle stress cues. Circling is a great way to help dogs meet for the first few times. This is done by walking in a circle with the dogs on a leash and allowing them to meet for brief periods once both dogs are showing signs of relaxation. Remain calm; remember that praise for go

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