LISTEN TO YOUR DOG Learn to listen to your dog. If your dog appears to be uncomfortable meeting another dog, animal or person, don’t insist that he say hello. He’s telling you that he isn’t comfortable for a reason, and you should respect that. Forcing the issue can often result in bigger problems down the line. BE GENEROUS WITH YOUR AFFECTION Most people don’t have a problem being very clear about when they are unhappy with their dogs, but, they often ignore the good stuff.