One of the things that annoys me and saddens me the most is lack of consent. Viral videos of dogs being put into the most horrible situations and people liking, commenting and sharing their content.
But… What if consent videos become viral and the norm? Where we hold adults accountable for their behaviour. We focus on children, not respecting dog boundaries but what I see is a lot of adults not respecting dog boundaries. Plus who is filming the child?
Instead of withdrawing from social media, which is needed on occasion when emotional buckets become full, what about changing the narrative?
This isn't just for professionals but for everyone, whether you're a dog guardian or dog professional.
Dogs can and do consent to being touched, even the most sweet tempered dogs who are super cuddly and fussy. We all need a break sometimes and want space. Dogs deserve this too and this level of respect.
Humans put lots of boundaries in place for dogs but what about boundaries the dogs have for humans? https://youtu.be/Vf4x9eLjYDk