In a perfect world, all dogs would be brought surrounded by the presence of movement in a calm state of mind and without restrictions on a leash.
Dogs eying their leashes while they are on their leashes can be a potential disaster. Dogs that are well-socialized and friendly can react differently when faced with the spacial restrictions and added frustration that leashes sometimes cause, even when it comes to greeting another dog.
In a perfect world, all dogs would be brought surrounded by the presence of motion, in a calm state of mind and without the restraint of a leash. Unfortunately, the gap between the perfect world and reality at times can be huge – so let’s discuss a tip for a successful meet and greet on the lead with two dogs.
Controlling the approach. The thing that could be a dog pulling their owner toward another dog is not going to make a good first impression. The greeting begins well before the dogs actually meet, so be sure to approach either in a heel or on a loose leash.