How to Approach Dogs You Don’t Know in a Friendly Way (10 Tips)

3. Avoid establishing direct eye contact

10 Tips on How to Approach Dogs You Don’t Know in a Friendly Way

Even for humans, looking a stranger in the eye can be a bit awkward and even intimidating at times. It makes most of us feel uncomfortable. The same thing can happen with dogs. The doctor also recommends that, once we have their owner’s permission, we should not look directly at the dog’s eyes. That’s just to make sure that they feel comfortable in our company. Then, when we’re ready to approach them for the first time, we should do so from the side, never from the front, so as not to appear intimidating to them.

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