Dogs do not bite without warning, usually baring the teeth or growling occur directly before the bite. Keep an eye on the dog's body language.
Tail wagging on a low and slow fashion
Backing away with tail tucked
Ears flat back or high on alert
Lip licking or heavy panting
Signs of friendly dogs
Mouth closed or tongue hanging out
Relaxed body posture
Roll over on the back for belly rubs
Tail wagging happily
Happy, relaxed face
Be sure to ask if you can pet the dog. Have the dog approach you and let the dog sniff the top of your hand. Do not pet the dog on top of the head they don’t like it. Don't stare directly into a dog's eyes and do not hover over the top of them. If a dog approaches you, Do not yell, strike at, or make sudden movements toward a dog that has approached. This may cause the dog to react fearfully or aggressively in return.
Professional Pet Sitting Services offered in the Upper to Mid-Pinellas County Area