posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 02:43 PM
a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha
Usually what I do is I never pay any attention to them. Ignore them.
If they are very annoying where they are constantly coming up to you just give them a quick scratch and pat them on the side. Then ignore them.
If it is a nervous dog don't get nervous yourself. Be overly inviting. But the problem with nervous dogs is they get easily scared. Ask the owner if
he ever walks his dog around outside and allows other people to pet him. Or if he walks the dogs around a lot of other people.
If you ever think you have angered a dog just pretend to sneeze. It usually calms them down. If they keep doing it just keep fake sneezing. Make it
realistic. The dog will calm down. But you have to do it when ever you made the dog angry. And right away too.
Sneezing after a play fight is there signal of friendliness. If you never noticed it before now you will.
Hostile dogs get angry and stand still. They wait for the other dog to attack. Don't stand still. It means you are ready for them to attack.
The problem is there are a lot of lazy people on this planet who only ever walk their dogs when no one else is outside. Or at places no one else goes
This is a problem.
So act lively. Don't stare at the dog. Ignore them. Sneeze when you anger or scare them. And only give attention for a brief moment if it is a dog
that gets very close to you.
Scared #less dogs will always bark.