Thank you, this has been a PSA.
People walking up and petting my dog without permission caused him to develop the habit of very suddenly bolting towards people on walks.
I’ve worked very hard to train that out of him, and now he can ignore people who walk by us. If you pet a dog without asking, you are an asshole.
Bar none. You are an asshole.
And just a quick rundown..
“Is he friendly?”
“I love (breed)”
“I had a (breed)”
“What’s his name?”
“Dogs love me”
… Do not qualify as asking permission to pet, on any planet in our known universe.