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Dog topic #4 "can I pet your?........)

Posted by on May. 5, 2014 at 6:12 AM
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"aw! Such a cute puppy! Can I pet your puppy?!"

Omg!!!!!!!!! If my puppy is growling at you, take the hint! "no! Thanks but no! Don't pet or try to pet my puppy."
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momofsixangels
by Colleen on May. 5, 2014 at 7:33 AM

Yeah if they are growling I wouldnt even ask

momma-flynn
by Greta on May. 5, 2014 at 7:49 AM
I get asked that all the time. Mine usually don't growl at humans when we are on walls tho and I let kids pet them.
elasmimi
by Ruby Member on May. 5, 2014 at 7:51 AM

Mine doesn't wait for someone to ask, he runs up to people wanting to be petted. He's never scared anyone yet, not even a child. Probably the little corkscrew tail.

Flaca43
by Ruby Member on May. 5, 2014 at 7:57 AM
I wouldn't even ask if they were growling. 😬
EireLass
by Silver Member on May. 5, 2014 at 5:38 PM
I have 3 dogs. Today I brought my Belgian Malinois to Tractor Supply with me. It was nice that everyone asked first before approaching to pat. But then again, if I had an agressive dog, I wouldn't be bringing him places.
KyliesMom5
by Bronze Member on May. 5, 2014 at 5:41 PM
Just do what my friend did. Teach your dog to sit between your legs on command. She had a German shepherd so she taught Jade to sit in a way that people would have to touch her owners crotch if they were that determined to pet her.
abra
by on May. 5, 2014 at 5:42 PM
I agree. At least they are asking, though.

Quoting momofsixangels:

Yeah if they are growling I wouldnt even ask

louannwilkins
by Silver Member on May. 5, 2014 at 5:43 PM

My dogs were friendly so I didn't have an issue with the growling much.  I would never consider asking someone if I could pet a dog that was growling.  lol  Wow...   :)

heydooney
by Danielle :) on May. 5, 2014 at 5:55 PM
I am trying to teach my middle son to be more wary of strange dogs, but he doesn't listen.
deedee3849
by Gold Member on May. 5, 2014 at 5:59 PM

We had German Shepherds and no one ever wanted to pet them. They must be intimidating to most. When they were puppies people liked them but they got big quick.

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