This is an excerpt from Linda’s book, Do No Harm™ Dog Training and Behavior Manual, available to download here.
Greetings may well determine the course of the relationships between you and your dog and your guests and your dog. Protect your guests and your dog by insuring that greetings go well. Your dog will thank you for not allowing him to rush to the door where he may be uncomfortable and doesn’t really know how to behave.
Dogs aren’t famous for making reliably good decisions. Your dog should not be asked to make a decision about which of your friends feels safe.… Read more