Do you have reason to feel self-conscious or embarrassed about your dogs behavior?
When we are out in public, I am pretty confident in Woodys ability to pass as a well-trained, well-behaved dog. But when I was driving with him toward meeting a dog trainer whom I respect but have never met, I found myself feeling anxious. I should probably warn her about Woodys predilection for walking through peoples legs, I thought; its a tad alarming when he dives between someones thighs, even though hes always wagging his whole body when he does this. Short people and kids sometimes get lifted off the ground for a moment; its his special way of saying hi!