Not my photo and I’m not sure where I got it from but I love it.
Just like this little bloke, my dogs don’t like being approached.
I even bought a bright red lead with the word ‘CAUTION’ embroidered on it, but it make little difference. People still insist on patting them.
Never approach a dog, let the dog approach you first. In the world of dogs this is correct etiquette. Dog rules say that you don’t come head on toward a dog unless you mean to challenge it, and this is what the dog sees, so it reacts.
Learn the rules, learn their language and life with dogs is even more enjoyable.
Show them respect.
For you it’s just a walk, for your dog it is much more than that.
It is a very important part of their day. For hundreds of thousands of years dogs have ‘travelled’. It’s what they do, it’s in their bones. They have to ‘go’. In the wild, it is how they survive. They move in order to find water and food. Every time you take your dog for a walk you honour that part of their soul that knows that they have to travel in order to survive.
A lot of ‘behaviour problems’ in dogs can be traced back to the fact that their owners do not walk them every day.
It’s good for you too.
I would write more but I have to take the dogs for a walk.
I’m not sure that they would let you take your dog bowling, which is a shame because I know my dogs would love to have a go.
Yes, there is a dog in this poster, but I’m not sure that the lady is really an artist, and from the size of those cans, I think she is planning to paint her house.