How To Prepare Your Family To Meet The New Dog
Shelby Marlo, CPDT (Animal Behavioral Specialist, Professional Dog trainer) gives expert video advice on: How do I prepare my family to meet the dog?
How do I prepare my family to meet the dog?
It is hard to do, but I think that it's really important that we teach low key arrivals or greetings, meaning that you don't go, “Hello! I'm here! I love you!.” because that excites the dog. It's much better to be calm, be loving and reassuring. Be calm and don't be overbearing and crazy when you first meet the dog, thinking that's going to make the dog feel more welcome. All it does is it serves to excite the dog and make the dog a little more anxious.