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Saying Hello

moses1 300x258 Saying HelloFirst impressions can have a huge impact on what follows (how the interaction plays out).  With dogs, social greetings are very ritualized.  A good “hello” can disarm and charm even the most unlikely of characters.  It can set the stage for future interactions.  You don’t have to teach a dog to understand this “hello” greeting.  By design (by nature) dogs just understand it.  It’s part of their hard wiring.  By being aware of and taking part in this ritualized behavior, you can fast track the building of trust. Continue reading