Freddy, the wiener dog, wants parents to teach their children the most basic doggie manners. He’s surprised that they don’t anymore. (1) Never approach a strange dog without asking. He may look like a stuffed toy, but if he bites your kid then he’s in trouble. Three-year-olds aren’t allowed to run up to German Shepherds. Why are they allowed to run up to Freddy, especially when he’s growling? (2) Once they receive permission to approach, their hand should never reach over his head. It should come underneath with their fingers safely hidden. A hand is like a doggie’s mouth. Coming overhead is not the doggie universal sign for petting – It’s a sign of aggression. But, if he bites your kid’s fingers then he’s in trouble. This has been a public service announcement, and Freddy thanks you.