How To Make A Good First Impression
What would you do make a good first impression? Would you juggle? Do a handstand? Juggling and handstands would be easy if you had hands and most dogs I know do not have hands. Although I have seen videos of dogs doing handstands. I have yet to see a dog doing traditional juggling. YouTube claims to have dog juggling videos. They are just a dog nipping a balloon or another dog catching a bouncing ball. Those do not count as feats of juggling.
Most dogs make their first impression by barking. The problem is that all adult dogs bark and when they do that gives humans the wrong first impression. Another problem is that a puppy does not know how to bark. At best, they make yelping noises like other puppies. That leaves a pup trying to figure out how to make that all important good first impression on humans. This is a big life decision so it must be done just right.
A dog could jump on your lap and beg for attention. I have had more than one dog do that as their way of saying hello. Big dogs, little dogs have done that with me. One playfully pup pulled back his paw and with a big smile on his face scratched my arm. Perhaps he thought I liked to play rough because he to play rough. All that got me was a scratch on my arm.
Then there was the dog who was all teeth and liked nipping at me. That was his way of playing. Try petting him and the teeth came out. He might have been a nice puppy, the problem was that he made a wrong first impression. For some odd reason, I like my fingers and want to keep them connected to my hands.
Why not play with other dogs? Dogs like playing tag. Pick one puppy to be it and let the chase begin. Wait, wait, wait. How does that make a good first impression with humans? How does that make you stand out from the crowd of dogs? Playing tag shows that you can run in a pack of dogs.
This was the situation a shy yet to be named Golden Retriever found herself. The room she entered was filled with puppies having a grand old time playing tag while two humans sat on a couch watching them.
She had choices. She could play tag and run around in a pack with the other dogs in the room. Such interaction with other puppies was not her thing. This was a classy, yet shy eight week old Golden Retriever. She could stand off alone and hope to be noticed by the humans. The problem with plan B was that the pack of dogs playing tag could come her way and make her it. That meant running, roughhousing with the boy dogs and getting her fur out of place.
There had to be a better way for the people in the room to notice her. If not, she would be going back to her cage and that was the last thing she wanted. Life in the case was boring. Here was a chance to get out of her kennel and live the life of her dreams. The man and woman in the room looked nice enough. They both smiled and looked like dog people. They had to be dog people. Why else would they be in a room filled with puppies chasing each other if they were not dog people?
Think, think, think. How could she to stand out? How could she get noticed? That was when an idea came to the shy eight week old Golden Retriever who wanted to leave with these two people.
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