Never approach a strange dog or run up to a dog that is tied up, confined behind a fence or in a car .
Never attempt to touch a dog through a fence, including a neighbor's dog
Never touch a dog that is growling, showing his teeth, or barking hysterically.
Young children must never approach dogs without a grown-up's supervision.
Before petting a dog, even your own, you should hold out your hand to allow the dog to see and sniff you first.
Never grab at a dog.
Don't approach a dog that is a watch dog protecting his property.
Never attempt to touch a dog that is sleeping, eating, chewing on a toy or treat or caring for puppies.
Never hurt the animal by pulling it's tail or fur for example.
If the dog is leashed, ask the dog's owner permission to pet the dog first.
Keep your face away from the dog's, when approaching or playing with them.
Don't make loud noises or sudden moves when approaching a dog. Speak softly to it.
Never turn your back to a dog and run away. Their natural instinct is to chase and catch fleeing prey. If a dog is chasing you… stop running.
Avoid eye contact with an aggressive dog, and back off slowly and non-threateningly.
Do not touch, or attempt to touch, the animal's eyes.