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Old 07-16-2017, 06:39 PM
 
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I mean, that is what they do. It's part of the getting to know you process. Sometimes people pull their dogs away when theirs does it or mine. I don't want to tell my dog 'no' for doing something natural. She's finally not so scared to even meet dogs - huge progress. I guess I could remember which people don't like that and tug on her leash or just say her name to distract her.
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Old 07-16-2017, 06:49 PM
 
Location: S. FL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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Sure. I just think of it as a dog's business card
Everybody wants to know what the other one is all about.
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Old 07-16-2017, 06:52 PM
 
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Sure. I just think of it as a dog's business card
Everybody wants to know what the other one is all about.
Some people think it is ookie and ill-mannered! To them it's like shaking hands.
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Old 07-16-2017, 06:54 PM
 
Location: S. FL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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Well, people sometimes like to think they are far removed from the animal kingdom I suppose. But it wasn't so long ago we were very similar to them-at least in the eyes of Father Time.
And we wear cologne and perfumes, so we are still attracted to scent I say.

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Old 07-16-2017, 07:02 PM
 
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I make sure I turn my dog's butt toward an unfamiliar dog coming upon us right away so that the greeting sniff can take place immediately. My dog is a friendly, mild-mannered sweetheart, while I see other dogs (especially the little active ones) often being a bit aggressive right off the bat. I then tell the owner of the other dog about the butt greeting and how it can allay aggression in a first meeting. It works for me.
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Old 07-16-2017, 07:07 PM
 
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It depends on which dog I have. My new rescue is indifferent to other dogs but can get annoyed if they invade his personal space (within 2 inches of him) so I would not let a dog I don't know get that close. My retired service dog (now living with my parents) is large and can be rude/pushy. I would not let him get that close to a small or less confident dog. I have no problem letting my parents' terrier meet and interact with other dogs as she is a social butterfly.
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Old 07-16-2017, 07:09 PM
 
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I make sure I turn my dog's butt toward an unfamiliar dog coming upon us right away so that the greeting sniff can take place immediately. My dog is a friendly, mild-mannered sweetheart, while I see other dogs (especially the little active ones) often being a bit aggressive right off the bat. I then tell the owner of the other dog about the butt greeting and how it can allay aggression in a first meeting. It works for me.
I have never heard of that. Usually what I see is a quick face greeting and then on to the butt IF the face greeting went ok. Sometimes my dog does not like another and doesn't want to 'shake hands'.
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Old 07-16-2017, 07:25 PM
 
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Other dogs' butts or people's butts?
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Old 07-16-2017, 07:29 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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There once was a dog named "Old Jack"
Who'd greet dogs by sniffing their crack
One let out a fart
That must have been tart
Cuz he left and never came back.
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Old 07-16-2017, 07:35 PM
 
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I have never heard of that. Usually what I see is a quick face greeting and then on to the butt IF the face greeting went ok. Sometimes my dog does not like another and doesn't want to 'shake hands'.
I learned it on Cesar: Dog Whisperer. It works for me and so far no aggression from other dogs.
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