Over the years, even in just the last few days, I’ve seen videos of dogs biting people on the internet. There always seems to be the question of who’s at fault in these situations. Usually, the owner is there with his dog minding his own business, and this person comes along and puts a ton of pressure on the dog. And sometimes put their face right in the dogs face that they don’t even know.
In those situations, it’s really easy to blame the person who’s walking up to the dog and showering them with adoration. However, I feel it is 100% the owners’ fault for allowing that to happen. I’ve often been out in public places with my own dogs, and people come rushing up to pet them. I’ve been very blessed, and all my dogs have had wonderful temperaments. They have really done a great job of handling pushy people. I also feel it’s my responsibility to tell them, “don’t pet my dog”, kindly. I recommend that to my clients whenever they’re working with their dogs out in public.
Advocate For Your Dog
You need to advocate for your dog and keep those crazies away. They can and will put their hands on your dog. If your dog has a bad day or maybe isn’t very friendly towards strangers, they could bite. That could get you in some trouble. I’ve had clients who are personal injury attorneys, and they go after those who have dogs that bite people.
If people are coming up to pet your dog, it may seem really innocent. But it can cost you quite a bit and potentially get your dog euthanized. All you need to do is tell them, “please don’t pet my dog.” Some may get their feelings hurt, but it’s better than ending up in court. Also, when you see someone else’s dog in public, always ask the owner first, or admire from a distance.