Sunday, November 21, 2010
"Smooch your Pooch" children's book review
What were the words that made my head explode? What were the words aimed at children that could with no exaggeration result in them getting bit by a dog square in the face?
Smooch your pooch to show you care, give him a hug anytime, anywhere.
Applied Animal behaviorist Dr. Patricia McConnell explains it this way in her book The Other End of the Leash.
"Dogs don't hug...and often they don't react kindly to those who do. Your own dog may benevolently put up with it , but I've seen hundreds of dogs who growled or bit when someone hugged them."