Hmm, was just reading something online about helping dogs with poor social skills make friends. Since play bow is a dog's way of saying, "Let's play!" what do you think of having a dog perform a "Bow" when he is coming up to another dog? As a way of helping reduce the chance of an argument and making the two dogs think about playing ? (my buddy, is getting better, but still has a "gangster default" in his "What to do when i meet new dogs" in his algorhythm of choices..) What do you think? Anyone tried this? Just read something online that this works, she saw her dog and neighbor's new dog giving each other evil eyes back and forth from across the street...so she got her dog to do the play-bow before crossing the street to meet the new dog, (which makes sense, as it is about impossible to get a dog's attention when he is in process of sniffing up a new dog) and then the other dog's tail started wagging, so then they crossed the street, and the dogs became friends...:dogbiggrin: No harm in trying this, right? Anyone see any drawbacks to this that i haven't considered?