Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Oakland, CA
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My little guy doesn't like foward, assertive ppl greetingi him, and he'll back up.
This turkey day and a week ago, it was my nephew's bday. my brother's FIL, he new gf, she's um, a little forward, to put it mildly. she really likes my ollie, but it's not reciprocated. she actually said to my dog, " get over here and say hi!!!". yeah, he didn't. and he walked away from her.
also, Ollie is really picky with treats and food. so I just tell ppl that. he has yet to actually eat a stranger's treat. he'll take it away from them, and promptly put it down on the ground and not eat it.
since my ollie works at a school, I tell the students to pet his body, b/c his head is so small, you get more surface area on the body. and the students are instructed not to pick him up, but you know, they can't resist. Ollie likes to play chase, so he just stays out of reach to keep the game of chase going. and if they do catch him, he is an awesome wiggler.
I would tell the humans to stay still, get low, and let your dog approach them.