When Letting Your Dog Greet Another Dog Is a Bad Idea
Summary: You’re walking your dog. Someone else is walking their dog. Your pup is so excited to meet a new friend, and it’s tempting to go over for a sniff. But this isn’t always in your dog’s best interest—or the other dog’s. Dog trainer David Tirpak writes that on-leash greetings “cause reactivity, condition excitement, and put dogs in immensely uncomfortable situations.