Seeking consent of a dog

During our classes, I explain to students that they need to take time before touching a dog and first check if the dog is okay with touch. In our last class, one student asked me how one determines if a dog is okay with touch. Serendipitously, we managed to capture the answer to this question on our recent Lives of Streeties, data collection expedition. Have a look at this video. I am approached by two dogs, one after the other. The first one, Ollie, is very clearly not okay with touch, while the second dog, Droggo absolutely loves it. After my brief meeting with Ollie, someone quickly walks out and warms me that Ollie does not like to be touched, but if I had gone ahead and touched Ollie, t

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