The "I'm not dead yet" Administrator.
Join Date: May 2002
I have always allowed it in that context. Dogs know the difference and it's not as if this is happening daily. So am occasional play with a new person should not be a big deal.
My working dogs go to campfires, BBQ, wine festivals, lake cabins. In these situations, if they are off leash(like a campfire or friends house BBQ) I don't even mind if one of my friends corrects one of my dogs for being rude. That said, I trust my friends and know they would never do something I wouldn't. And fir the most part it's a "Hey-get away from the hamburgers"
But my dogs have always been pets. Even when they were working SAR dogs. So they are a part of my day to day life.
"So that others may live"
Hannah vom Steffenhaus, BH, Wilderness SAR
Eisenhower v.d Polizei "Ike" Wilderness SAR, CGC
B'Lena z. Treuenhanden
Nixon vom Banach, RATN
Phoster, FEMA USAR(Labrador)
Ch. Pennywise Sticky Wicket(Dandie Dinmont Terrier)