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Tips when introducing your dog to new people


Introducing your furry friends to your human friends can be a lot of fun. Yet, for certain dogs, meeting new people can be stressful and cause anxiety. We’ve put together a handy guide to help you introduce new people to your dog.

1. Let your dog make the first move

Having someone new approach your dog before they’re ready may make them feel threatened. Let your dog approach first and leave them to make the first move so you can be sure they’re calm and comfortable with the situation. When introducing children to your dog for the first time, it’s even more important that they understand how to approach a new dog – even though meeting a new animal is always unbelievably exciting!

2. Offer treats

Lab looking keen for a treat

We all know how much our furry friends love being treated. Giving visitors your dog’s favourite treats to share with them can help start the relationship positively. Not only will this help build trust in a new relationship, but it’ll also reward your pet’s calm behaviour.

3. Be patient

New people and places can be unsettling – even humans can get shy – so it’s perfectly understandable that our pets do too. Be aware that adjusting can take time and you’ll need to be patient and move at a pace that works for your canine best friend. Always take things slowly and never rush your dog if he or she is feeling a little wary.

4. Play with them first

Playing with your dog before your guest arrives should help ensure they’re in a relaxed and happy mood. This will also create a positive association with receiving visitors, so they’ll always be at their tail-wagging best for guests.

Jack Russell cross with toy

5. Calm their nerves

Animals feel stressed and anxious in the same way we do. So, because we like to keep your pets as happy and relaxed as possible, we’ve developed our wonderful calming supplement YuMOVE Calming Care for Dogs. Thanks to its scientifically-backed ingredients, including Lemon Balm, it can help reduce stress in your dog and help them to behave more calmly.

Subscribe to YuMOVE Calming Care for Dogs today and save 30% on every order.

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