Don't assume your dog's friendliness gives them free rein; respect others' space.
Be cautious, as even the most loving dogs can bite under certain circumstances.
Understand your dog's behavior and take responsibility when necessary.
Intervene when needed; don't let dogs sort out complex social dynamics.
Learn to read your dog's body language to spot subtle signs of discomfort.
Don't use this as an excuse for inappropriate behavior; know when it's genuine play.
Respect boundaries, as not all dogs will love every person.
Be aware that different kids may trigger different reactions in your dog.
Not all behavior issues can be attributed to a rescue dog's past.
Avoid overusing the term "dominant" to explain every behavior; consider training instead.