Most people do this stuff and it stresses dogs out so they BITE! It doesn’t matter how cute you (or your kid) think Boogie is. Please show him some respect. These are the DON’Ts and DOs for greeting a dog.
Science News Using ‘Dominance’ To Explain Dog Behavior Is Old Hat May 25, 2009 — A new study shows how the behavior of dogs has been misunderstood for generations: in fact using misplaced ideas about dog behavior and training is likely to cause rather than cure unwanted behavior The findings challenge many of the dominance related interpretations of behavior and training techniques […]