- bigger dogs
- people who are in a hurry and crowds
- cars passing by
- bicyclists passing by
Always keep one eye open for potential hazards or problems. Ask other dog owners if their dogs are good with small dogs before you approach. Don't let them just barrel up to you, either. Insist that children ask permission before they run up to pet your dog. If you decide they can pet your Yorkie, instruct them to crouch down and gently extend their hand for your dog to sniff, then to scratch the chest or under the chin rather than patting on top of the head. Don't hesitate to tell them to stop if you think they're being too rough or you see that your Yorkie isn't enjoying it.