Kay Laurence and Frances McCormack of Learning About Dogs introduce a new member of Frances’ family: Nika, a collie pup from rescue. You can follow Nika and Frances through their first year exploring the many questions that arise.
In this episode: we talk about those tricky situations where you need to protect your pup from uninvited approaches from strangers when you feel the pressure to avoid seeming to be rude.
Your contract, or loyalty is to your dog, not a stranger. You can say "no", but thank you for admiring my puppy. Our consideration is for the long term future of this puppy not the short term momentary pleasures of a passing stranger.
Lifestyle: Out and About A familiarisation protocol should ensure that a puppy has the time to become familiar with the weird and wonderful life that will be their future. This blog also examines verbal cues and how to handle strangers who want to touch the puppy.
A range of resources and articles are on our website: Learn About Puppies