I was hoping I could get some advice about taking Beverly and Bentley out shopping? The only place we really take them are indoor flea markets. We have a ton of them around here, and they love them! They mostly stay in the cart and I show them all kinds of things and they get a big kick out of sniffing everything, lol. Beverly is the sweetest little dog so when people inevitably shove their hands into the cart without asking to pet her she never reacts badly, even when she is scared. Bentley is a different story. While he is also very sweet and gentle he is more anxious than Beverly and will growl if someone comes up to him or pets him, so if I see someone getting ready to pet I usually explain that he might snap if they spook him.
The problem is that I wind up a nervous mess and feeling like if I don't just hover over them the entire time I risk someone darting their hand in and him potentially biting. He never has actually bitten someone but he is nervous and growls so I think he might. Maybe I should only take them in their stroller so people can't touch them. Its just frustrating because then I can't show them stuff and they can't sniff with joy!