Interacting with other dogs

All ways use caution when you and your dog are approaching other dogs. Canines instinctively greet each other and as a rule do not under normal circumstances have problems with each other. The problems arise when one of the dogs is attempting to protect his "territory" or feels threatened by the other dog. Dogs who are the same race, size and sex are also often prone to fighting to try and prove dominance. When approaching another dog on a leash be careful not to apply tension to your dog's leash as this can put him on the defensive and it also causes your dog to raise his head, a sign, which the other dog could misinterpret as aggression. Praise your dog for greeting and investigating other dogs without showing signs of aggression.

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