Showsight Presents The Canaan Dog

“Most experienced handlers will GENT LY HOLD T HE MUZZLE WHILE YOU EXAMINE T HE REST OF T HE BODY.”

entry and a gentle scratch at this junc- ture can go a long way with this breed. t %P OPU CF UBLFO BCBDL JG UIF IBOEMFS asks to present the bite to you. Th is should not reflect on you opinion of the entry’s temperament. Th ere are many well tempered Canaan Dogs that just don’t like strangers in their mouth. Th is could have stemmed from a bad expe- rience as a puppy or additional factors. If you are going to examine the bite, please take care not to cover the entry’s eyes as you perform your inspection. t 8JUI NPTU $BOBBO %PHT  PODF ZPV get past the initial approach and head examination – the rest is a piece of cake. You may find a Canaan Dog turning its head to watch you com- QMFUF ZPVS FYBN 1MFBTF EP OPU UBLF this head turn as an act of aggression. Most experienced handlers will gently hold the muzzle while you examine the rest of the body. t 8IJMFFYBNJOJOHUIFCPEZVTFBmSN  but not heavy, touch. Th is is another opportunity for kind words and gentle scratches to reassure the uneasy entry. Try not to hover or lean over the dog during you exam. Th is could lead to the dog feeling cornered or trapped. "T XJUI BOZ CSFFE  NBMFT EPOU MJLF cold hands on their nether regions and females are just plain silly when they are in season. 8IBU TIPVME ZPV EP XJUI BO VOSVMZ $BOBBO%PHJOZPVSSJOH 'JSTU QMFBTFUSZ to assess if it’s really the entry or an inex- perienced handler. If you feel the handler

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