Today, on our 2 mile walk, I advocated for my dog. I said no to a neighbor that wanted to pet her. It’s OK to say no. In fact, sometimes I feel like we should practice saying no a lot more than saying yes in dog classes and on walks. Of course, every dog is different and some might have said yes, but my dogs body language clearly said no to me, so I had to vocalize that on her behalf and make sure she was respected.