Let’s use the following context *** “An owner brings his pet to a big furniture store. He and his spouse go to buy a sofa.
(From the series “Why bringing your pet to public places!”)
Once they got there, the pet walks with them to the entrance and then a salesclerk signals the pet owner to come into the store with his pet. After having a look, the pet owner and his spouse choose a multiple-thousand-dollar sofa. One thing’s for sure, if the salesman hadn’t let them in with his pet, the pet owner is clear; he wouldn’t have bought the sofa.
As the sale was about to end, and as the dog was lying at his owner’s feet (“round” position), the store’s director comes forward and while asking the owner questions about his pet and complimenting him for the exemplary behavior of his pet. The director then asks him: “If a dog pees on one of my sofas, what should I do?” The owner answers:”You look straight into the dog’s owner’s eyes and you tell him how much the cleaning will cost him or you show him the tag of the sofa his dog peed on and you ask him which method of payment he will use. (Real life story… minus the mess!)
Here’s what the owner in the story did and what all responsible owners do:
- Before going into any places, make sure you entirely ascertain a controlled and calm situation;
- Before entering, have a little walk with your pet (5 to 10 min), thus creating a good communication between your pet and
yourself (see previous blog);
- Then, ensure your pet “relieves itself” outside, because it won’t be fun if it’s inside! Make sure to pick it up, if it’s the #2.
- After that, ask the owner or the manager the permission to go in with your pet while assuring the owner or the manager of how calm your pet is (be sure it’s really the case!)
- Inside, always keep your pet just near you while making sure it doesn’t get excited;
- Finally, always remain calm and keep any of your pet’s “encounters” (inside) under control by following dutifully this method… that we’re going to discuss in the next blog!
Until then, practice the above and write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“the Guy” @ Clanimal.com