No kidding. Even if I spent a half hour petting a strange dog in a strange place, unless the dog reached their head forward by themselves and licked my cheek or nudged me with their nose, I would not have my face right in front of them like that.
Won't someone please think of the chillllllldren?!Originally Posted by Envy
Can't really call that human-friendly you know.
What if it would've been a small child?
Maybe 'cause you'd think that pet-dogs would not have an affinity to biting your face unless you did something harmful.Originally Posted by Wolfie
Won't someone please think of the chillllllldren?!
I learned how to avoid being bitten by a dog at a very young age. One of my nephews could tell you how to approach a dog at 3 years old. People need to teach their kids. And dog owners need to pay attention and teach the kids that parents neglected to teach.
Yep, a dog who was still likely nervous over being pulled from icy water the day before and is now being bombarded by the sights and smells and sounds of a news set, all foreign things to him, should just know that this stranger meant no harm, even though she was doing all kinds of things that meant "threat" in dog speak. I forgot. It's always the dogs fault. Had the owner not had him so tightly by the collar (while he paid zero attention to the dog's body language), the dog likely would have moved away from the lady and not bitten her. In the dog world, a nip like that means "You missed all my other signals. Now back off." Like I said, if his intent was to attack, she'd have been in much worse shape. Even if you don't know a lot about dog body language, the bared teeth BEFORE he bit her is a sign anyone can read.Originally Posted by Envy
Maybe 'cause you'd think that pet-dogs would not have an affinity to biting your face unless you did something harmful.