Some dogs have never met a child, don’t live with a child, or just don’t yet know what a child is, and the dog may think the child is scary.

Always ask, “May I pet your dog?”

Often children run up to a dog with no hesitation whatsoever, and although I am happy to see love and not fear in their eyes, they need to be taught how to approach a dog.

Do not run toward a dog

Whether the dog is by itself, in a crate, or with a person, that is teasing the dog.

Never bark or growl at a dog

People should learn to read a dog’s body language, respect a dog’s space, and always supervise dogs and children.

All dogs can bite because all dogs have teeth

Do not assume a dog is ‘safe’ and ‘will never bite.’ It’s important to continue to monitor the relationship, as it can change over time.

Never leave young children

In addition, it is important that children know to tell an adult when they see a loose dog or when they see someone hurting a dog.

‘Stand like a tree’ around loose dogs

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Service dogs are working and should not be bothered

A dog may bite when threatened, cornered, or scared. We must respect these facts and get to know the different expressions of a dog as much as possible to be able to anticipate how they are feeling.

A dog is not a person

Never reach right over the dog’s muzzle or top of their head to pet them unless you have first presented your hand and are getting positive feedback from the dog.

Hand first for the dog to smell

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