|10-17-2013 03:39 PM|
|10-17-2013 12:04 PM|
|10-17-2013 10:01 AM|
|10-17-2013 01:11 AM|
It's funny, but when I took Tori, one of my seven year old's to the vet for her eyeball. She jumped on the table and let the vet that I am most comfortable with, stare into her eye, and then push around her eye lid in her eyeball.
While we were there, another vet we never met before that was helping out, put her hand all over Tori's head and petted her. Tori didn't mind it. She seemed to be in her element. Go figure.
|10-16-2013 04:38 PM|
It depends on the type of nervous system of your dog. If the system is weak ( your dog's always agitated, fearful, or self-protective ) massaging, rubbing and stroking shouldn't be applied too often during walks, but prolonged in home environment. "Spider-run" of your fingers, gently scratching the tip of his nose, up to his eyes, around eyelids, good scratch on his forehead, around his ears, down to his chin, good rub on his chin - and repeat the circle. Pet by stroking from the middle of the top of his head down his neck as a treat for obeying you. Avoid slapping or tapping for petting your dog, especially on his head. Too vigorous strokes on his ribs and rear would exite him. But, if your dog's nervous system is stable - shoo all rules away! Do whatever you like with him, he is all yours - for rubbing him, brushing him, stretching him, scratching him and petting the way you like.
If you want to train your dog to meet a stranger ( with a child ) nicely - turn it into a ritual. 1) ask your dog to sit; 2) ask him to give his paw to the staranger; 3) ask the stranger to stroke his neck or shoulder, but not the head. Touching his head sounds a threat to your dog. He might tolerate it, but would never like it.
|10-16-2013 03:16 PM|
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|10-16-2013 10:43 AM|
|10-16-2013 12:49 AM|
i'm back. i rubbed his eyes. he laid there. he looked at me as if
to say " did one of your whack-o online friends tell you to do that"?
|10-16-2013 12:44 AM|
didn't know about the eye rubs. i'll be back. i'm going
|10-16-2013 12:43 AM|
i'm careful about petting a strange dog. i can touch my dog anywhere
and so can a stranger.
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