It turns out we’ve been approaching new dogs the wrong way for…well, forever.
If you’ve ever greeted a pup only to be met with a growl or even a bite, I hate to break it to you…it’s not them, it’s you. You see, most people have no clue how to meet a new dog — even as a dog owner myself, I didn’t know a few of these don’ts.
So in an effort to educate us all, dog illustrator and lover Lili Chin put together a handy little cheat sheet. If there’s one thing you should walk away knowing it’s to never, ever, run up to a dog squealing and start kissing them on their snout. Even a dog has a personal bubble, people!
Here’s the wrong — and right — way to meet a new dog.
Did you know not to hold your hand out? I always do that! But not anymore. Hopefully we can all be a little more respectful of pooches from now on.