Let’s be honest: for a lot of us, our dogs are our children.
We shower them with love and in return, they remain ever our little puppies,
even if they’re 13 years old. Sadly, not everyone understands how amazing dogs
are. Some have had a traumatic experience with a dog in their childhood. Others
were never allowed to have pets. And cat people, well, they’re a little ah,
what’s the word—
unique, aren’t they?
As a dog owner you understand how much happiness and joy a
K-9 companion can bring, and you want to share it with the world. If you’re
interested in socializing your dog with the neighborhood or at the dog park,
can help you teach people how to approach dogs and learn how to
interact with them.
The Social Canine
Some people get nervous around dogs, and that’s okay. You
shouldn’t fault them for being unfamiliar with how to interact with your pet.
If your dog barks to get belly rubs and scratches from passersby, they could
see that as a form of aggression or as signs to keep away. And while a tail wag
can mean the pup is friendly and approachable, for the anxiety-ridden dog, it
could be a
. If someone is unsure about how to respond to your dog, they’re
going to avoid the pooch at all costs.
It’s disheartening when you see someone go out of their way
to avoid walking by you and your dog out on a walk. You want people to know
your furry friend is just a little love bug, but how can you without
encroaching on that person’s own personal social bubble?
You can help ease your neighbors’ or fellow walkers’ nerves
with a distinguishable embroidered collar that reads:
Friendly, Social or Pet Me! If your dog doesn’t much care
for stranger attention, the collar can just as easily read:
Don’t Pet. By outfitting your dog with a
collar that welcomes a friendly head scratch or
pawshakein large block letters, you are letting people know that your pet
is kind, trustworthy and good with people, helping to alleviate the fears for those
who have not had the best kind of doggie-to-human interactions before.
By showing people that our dogs are not the aggressive
blood-thirsty predators portrayed on TV or in the media, we are helping to
destroy an unfair stigma set up by the misinformed. Did you know that the
Dachshund character traits were negatively compared to those of the Germans
during World War I and were used again during World War II for anti-German
propaganda? That’s right—Dachshunds were not a well-received dog in the U.S.
post WWI and II. In fact, the
in the classic film, The Wizard
was a Dachshund, but he was fired because of anti-German rhetoric.
But now, Dachshunds are in the
most popularly owned dog breeds in the U.S.
Why? Because we have learned
not to judge a dog based on misinformation and fear.
An embroidered dog collar will help others to see that your dog means no harm, and only wants to play! Order your pooch’s collar with Hot Dog Collars today!