Summer’s almost here, and you’ll see more furry friends on your walks with Fido. Learn their body language to keep your walks safe and fun for everyone.
FIDO: Mom and I just had a really scary experience while we were out for our walk.
FLUFFY: Ooooh! What happened?
FIDO: Some dog came along, and I thought he wanted to play, but it turned out he was really mean. He almost hurt me! Things worked out okay, but it could have gone terribly wrong.
FLUFFY: Wow, that’s not good!
FIDO: You bet it’s not! Mom didn’t realize he was mad or she would have gotten me out of there sooner.
FLUFFY: I think we’d better get Pearl and Meryl to send out some info on how to tell dog play from dog fights.
…And so they did. Keep your dog safe on his walks with these simple tips.
Aggression wears many faces. Dogs feel, and demonstrate, three distinct types of aggression: fearful, offensive and defensive. Recognizing the differences between them will allow you to respond appropriately and help keep your dog safe.
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Meryl Schwarz, M.A., M.Ed., is an animal lover and Certified Professional Coach specializing in grief support for people grieving their beloved animals. Whether you’re grieving a terminal diagnosis, the normal aging process, a disappearance or a death, Meryl offers compassionate and caring support with the wisdom of experience. Visit her website at www.merylschwarz.com to schedule an appointment by Skype or phone.