Unspoken etiquette of dog owners

These rules are not spelled out anywhere, but almost every dog ​​owner knows and observes them. Otherwise, you will not find friends for your pet and your company on walks. 

In a public place only on a leash

A free-range dog in a public place causes discomfort to others. For you, your own pet is obedient and harmless, but for other people it is a dog whose reaction they cannot predict. Phrases like “she doesn't bite, just wants to get to know you” not only do not reassure passers-by and other dog owners who do not want to get to know your pet, but in most cases cause discontent.

Therefore, take your dog out of the living quarters into communal yards and outside only on a short leash and in a muzzle. For dogs of small and dwarf breeds, only a short leash is sufficient. Release your pet from the leash only on the designated walking area.

On the site itself, pay attention to whether your dog interrupts someone's activity. One such "breakdown" (a stranger's dog, wagging its tail, left training for your pet) can cost its owner several weeks of training.

Do not feed or pet someone else's dog without asking

Offering treats to someone else's pet is basically a bad idea: for safety reasons, dogs are usually trained to refuse gifts from strangers. Also, the dog may be on a diet or suffer from allergies.

And if you want to pet a dog, just ask the owner for permission.

Do not make comments to dog owners

Here is the same as with children. Everyone brings up in different ways. Don't like the behavior of another dog? Make sure you don't overlap with her anymore.

Toys on the playground - by agreement with other owners

If the dogs don't share the toy, a fight cannot be avoided. Well, where there are many four-legged, balls and ropes are destroyed with incredible speed.

Clean up after your dog

This applies not only to "toilet" affairs. Did the dog dig a deep hole? Broke the fence? The owner's concern is to restore the old order and fix everything.

Landlords and pets

As much as you may be tempted, it’s a bad idea to sign a lease that forbids you to have a dog–even if the landlord or manager verbally assures you that it’s okay–or sneak a dog in. You may wind up facing eviction, scrambling to find new housing that allows pets, or–most heartbreaking of all–taking your dog to the shelter in desperation. Moving is the number-one reason people abandon their pets, and about half of those animals are euthanized. Read our advice on points to consider before signing a lease.

With love for your dogs!

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