How to Make friends with stray dogs
Approach the dog cautiously and calmly. Avoid frightening them with quic
k movements or loud noises
1 Approach Slo
Be calm and non-threatening. Avoid direct eye contact, which dogs perceive as hostile.
2 Avoid Threatening
Food can gain stray dogs' trust. Offer the dog dog-friendly treats or food from a safe distance. Let th
em approach at their own pace.
3 Offer food
Pay attention to dog body language. If they're terrified or uncomfortable, don't force them
4 Respect Limits
Talk to the dog in a calming voice. Avoid shouting or loud noises.
5 Speak Softly
Trusting a stray dog takes patience. Stay close to the dog without petting them. Let t
hem adjust to your presence.
6 Gain Trust Slowly
Play gently with the dog as they get used to you. Engage them with balls or sticks.
7 Play and Bond
Consider helping the stray dog with shelter, food, or medical care or calling loca
l animal rescue groups.
8 Provide Shelter
Stray dogs can be volatile, especially if they've had bad human experiences. Before anything else, protect
yourself and your dog.
9 Consider Safety
Consider adopting a stray dog if you've formed a close attachment and can care for them. Give them vet checks, immunisations, a
10 Consider Adoption
What is your dog’s barking telling you? Listen carefully