Approaching New or Strange Dogs

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You know that feeling you get every time you see a new dog? That somewhat uncontrollable urge to run over scoop that pup up and snuggle it for hours. As tempting as it may be, think about it from the dog’s point of view, scary right? If a dog sees you as a threat they may feel like they have no choice other than to bite. Here are some tips on how to greet dogs in a non-threatening manner.
Always ask the dog’s owner
Do not make direct eye contact
Approach the dog slowly
Get down on his level
Wait for him to approach you
Pet gently
Pay attention to his body language

This image would serve as a reminder of great ways to approach a new dog.