Thanks to Ginny Grimsley, National Print Campaign Manager for News and Experts in Florida for the latest on how to figure out what to do to get your dog to like your date. Or how to not read too much into what your dog is telling you.
Grimsley sent a message that Kris Rotonda, founder and CEO of www.YouMustLoveDogsDating.com barks out some fun stuff about dogs and dates.
With four dogs, Rotonda confessed that his pets interfered in his dating life for years, but he found true love. Here are a few of his tips:
If your dog dislikes your date
Your dog could pick up on nervousness, perfume or something else. It doesn’t mean you should dump your date because your dog says no.
Your dog may be afraid of your new friend. Or it could be completely unrelated. “If a plane was flying overhead or thunder rumbling outside, that may have been the source of anxiety. Don’t try to pet or sweet talk your pet while he’s in hiding as that will encourage the behavior. Instead, reward him when he emerges,” Rotonda advises.
Rotonda suggests you introduce your new friend to your pet by getting an unwashed article of his or her clothing. Rub the clothing on your arm to mingle in your own scent and then place it someplace you dog likes to hang out. This will acquaint your dog with a new person’s scent.
Rotonda created www.YouMustLoveDogsDating.com, a website devoted to singles who found their true canine love but have to find a human to love.
Even if you don’t have a pet, the info is interesting. Enjoy!
Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, a stepmom and a stepgrandmother.