We may fall in love with a dog or puppy effortlessly and we tend to take it for granted that the pooch will reciprocate. But the actual thing is that furry pal don’t like us for looking at him from a human perspective. When two people meet we shake hands to introduce ourselves, but dog socialization is different from human socialization. Here are some of the procedure you should do to earn love and trust of a dog, whether you are adopting a new dog or meeting a neighbor’s dog for the first time:
Greeting a dog can be very tempting, but you need to avoid the temptation. If you show excitement to dog, even he will get more excited than you and lead to unwanted greeting, like jumping on you. Dog may also bite, if a stranger with high energy approaches him. So, its important to stay calm and speak softly to dog.
Maintain A Distance:
If you want to greet a strangers dog, talk to the stranger about it and ignore the pooch. See to that you don’t touch, don’t talk, don’t make any eye contact and also try not stand close to him. Stand four feet away from the Fido’s personal space before getting permission to approach him.
Get On His Level:
Whenever you want to approach a dog remember to do it from the side and never from the front. You should kneel down beside the dog, facing the same direction like him. Now you have entered in the dogs personal space but in a non-confrontational way. Hold your hand in a fist, without making any eye contact with the pup.
Let The Pooch Come To You:
If the pooch comes near you and sniffs, licks your hand and be calm in his place, this shows that he is interested in you. Now you can pet the dog, but make sure not to touch the unfamiliar dog from above; pet him at the front of his chest. If the dog just turn away his face from you and doesn’t pay attention, this shows he is not interested in you. At this time you need to just leave him alone and move on.
Take Doggy For A Walk:
Doggy loves to get outside and smell new things and experience something outside of the house, this will make the dog love and trust you more. If you are adopting a dog and meeting him for the first time, you need to follow all the above procedures that is to be calm, maintain a distance, get on his level and let the pooch come to you. As you get the pet’s attention take him to walk this is the best way to earn his trust and love.
Here you will be playing the role of pack leader in action that is by directing and giving him protection. Make sure, you always maintain a calm assertive state, and this confidence will teach the pooch that he is safe and happy with you. If he follows your instructions, stays cool this also shows that he trust you.