I don’t want your dog jumping on me to meet me at the door. Sorry, I just don’t. I don’t care how “friendly” it may be or if it “just wants to play.” Keep your dog out of my space. Some were just offended by my statement, but that’s fine. When you come to my house, I don’t unleash my children and have them jump on you, sniff your legs, or attempt to lick your face. Yes, it’s the same thing.
See, boundaries apply to every aspect of our lives. If you allow your pet to violate a personal space boundary without thinking twice about it, you may allow other boundaries to be violated as well. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that everyone who has a dog doesn’t know how to respect boundaries. Just stay with me. Continue reading Stay in Your Lane, Literally. Boundaries and Beyond.